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Bournemouth based charity benefits from Wembley match
4:30pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in News
THE Youth Cancer Trust has joined forces with one of the country’s top rugby clubs for a new fundraising initiative.
YCT, which is based in Alum Chine, Bournemouth and provides holidays for young people living with cancer, will receive cash back on every ticket bought for the Saracens Rugby Team’s planned game against Leicester Tigers at Wembley Stadium in September.
The charity will receive £5 per adult ticket and £2 per junior ticket sold for the fixture, which will be confirmed by Premiership Rugby at the end of June.
Georgina Hillman, from YCT, said: “This initiative came from the rugby club. They approached us after reading about the charity online. Apparently it’s quite a new thing, they did it last year for a couple of charities and managed to raise about £20,000 for each.
“That sort of money would pay for 40 youngsters to come on holiday here, so that’s five weeks of holidays paid for.”
The charity is now sending out the information to local businesses in a bid to sell as many tickets as possible for the event.
Georgina added: “Playing the Leicester Tigers at Wembley, I think there should be about 70,000 to 80,000 people there.
“No rugby fan will want to miss the top two teams in England over the past three seasons clashing at this prestigious stadium.”
Tickets, priced £16 for adults, £6 for under 16s, can be bought at saracensatwembley.com/groups and entering an online code of YCT by Wednesday August 15.
Tickets will be sent out by August 23. Any companies wishing to buy tickets should contact YCT on 01202 763591 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a code.