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Your News Ledbury youngsters run round the clock for charity

YOUNGSTERS from Herefordshire club Ledbury have raised more than £1,200, some of which will be donated to the RFU Injured Players Foundation, from a 24 hours charity rugby run last weekend.

Twenty four players from Ledbury's Under 15 team completed 787 laps of the club’s Ross Road ground between 12 noon on Saturday and midday on Sunday, passing a rugby ball continuously while they did so.

The Ledbury players ran a total of 177 miles, which equates to almost seven marathons.

“The players were magnificent. Every step was run, there was no walking, and the ball did not stop for the full 24 hours,” said Ledbury coach Martin Fowke.

“The run went well. The weather was kind, but a bit cold at night.”

The players are still collecting money pledged in advance of the run but are still hopeful of adding to the total fund which will be between the RFU IPF and funds for Ledbury's tour to Ireland next month.

The RFU IPF supports people who sustain a catastrophic injury while playing rugby. The charity provides help and support for both players and their families in the months following of these injuries as well as in the long term. It also incorporates the former SPIRE Rugby Trust charity.

In addition to this support, the charity takes an active approach to conducting and supporting research and education aimed at preventing injuries. It also works to identify how injured players can be helped more effectively.

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