Oxford University Rugby Football Club is planning a fundraising match in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care on Wednesday.
The match will be between the Blues and the HSBC Penguins, whilst activities planned include an auction of the official Jack Wills match shirt worn by OURFC players.
The Blues will also be extending support for Marie Curie by dedicating the traditional Captain’s Cocktails event to the cause. Proceeds from this event will be donated to help the work of palliative care nurses.
Marie Curie nurses provide much needed end of life care to terminally ill patients in their own homes in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK.
Blues Team Captain John Carter told Cherwell that the players are “thrilled to be supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care and are hoping for a huge turnout.” He emphasised that “the Jack Wills jerseys are great sporting memorabilia,” whilst pointing out that the HSBC Penguins are “a prestigious international touring side.”
Shiralyn Hunt, community spokesperson for Marie Curie Oxford, stated, “It’s great to be able to show our support for the Oxford team while raising the profile of our Marie Curie nurses, who support the terminally ill in the comfort and security of their own homes.” She wished the Blues good luck for their upcoming match.
The match will take place at the IffleyRoad ground.