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Rugby comes together to support local and national charities in fight against cancer

Rugby Against Cancer is a newly formed initiative that aims to raise money and awareness of this horrible disease that affects most people in some way throughout their lives.

The initiative will be supporting local and national cancer charities to help provide them with the much needed support and funding to help them continue to do the fantastic that they already do. We are hoping that the rugby community will come together to support this amazing cause.

Currently, we have backing from a few professional players that have had their lives impacted in some way by Cancer. Most notably, Joe Batley a young prospect who is currently playing for Bristol Bears, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer but is now in remission.

22-year-old Batley underwent treatment in March for Hodgkin Lymphoma but after promising signs the lock forward has been in attendance for the Bears pre-season schedule.

He tweeted: “Massive thanks to everyone at this special club, huge support shown throughout from all the fans, coaches and players! I will be forever grateful.”

Rugby Against Cancer plan to host numerous events supporting different local charities each time. With the right support and backing the long term goal is for this to be a very recognisable name moving onto bigger and better things.

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