On Saturday 29th December West Park Leeds Rugby Union Football Club (WPL RUFC) held their annual Chairman vs President Rugby Match. This year they chose to raise funds for Lucy Air Ambulance for Children (Lucy AAC) after we transferred an ex-players’ son when he was born prematurely over 200 miles from home.
Tom Howard, an ex-player at WPL RUFC, was on holiday in London with his partner Katie when she gave birth to their son Alfie nine weeks early. Once he was well enough, we flew Alfie from London to Leeds so that he could receive specialist care closer to home, and so that Tom and Katie could reunite with family, friends and most importantly – their eldest son Max. Since then, the family have continued to fundraise for Lucy AAC – first with Alfie’s Flight Fund and recently at Tom’s rugby club. They have raised £980 so that another child will be able to benefit from our service and receive the specialist care they need.
The Chairman vs President Rugby Match was won by the Chairman’s team (that included Tom!) and brought together local families at Christmas time for a family friendly day out. The club raised £140 for Lucy AAC through a raffle and auction which sold one of the President’s shirts.
Following Alfie’s transfer last year, our aim is to continue raising much needed funds whenever we can for Lucy Air Ambulance for Children. We can’t thank them enough for what they did for us all as a family.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Tom, Katie and everyone at WPL RUFC for supporting Lucy AAC. The vital funds you have raised will help another child get the specialist care they need.