Local rugby club gets a makeover

June 19, 2013 5:37 PM

Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake joined a crowd of volunteers for an afternoon of DIY fun and work at the Mitcham Rugby Club.

Armed with a scrubbing brush, Tom joined other helpers for the NatWest RugbyForce weekend held at the Mitcham Rugby Club on June 15 and 16. The Rugby Football Union, in conjunction with NatWest, invested £500 in the club to refresh and upgrade the changing rooms and toilets.

Louise Miller, the club's Fundraiser, commented:

"With the help of our members and Tom Brake, we have re-painted our changing rooms, changing benches and doors, fixed the tiles and decorated the toilets, deep cleaned the showers and secured our boiler room with a new wall and door."

Tom Brake MP with Peter Hegarty, the Chairman of the Mitcham Rugby Club."This investment to our club has meant that we can start the season with refreshed changing rooms. Huge thanks to all who helped out at the club."

Tom said:

"It was great to see so many club supporters coming together, all in order to help our much-loved local rugby club. I hope that everyone enjoyed their time spent on cleaning, scrubbing and painting, as much as I did."

"I would like to wish Mitcham Rugby Club best of luck and hope that all the fantastic work done by the volunteers will contribute to the club's future successes. Go Mitcham Bulls!"

The group of volunteers made up of the club's members, old and new rugby players and the local community spent the weekend getting their hands dirty in order to help to get the club ready for next season. The event was part of a nation-wide programme designed to make rugby clubs stronger businesses and attract junior members by improving and renovating their facilities and giving them a fresh new look.

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