Soup-er stuff! Worthing Rugby Club launch community help

Worthing Rugby Club are keeping busy in lockdown by supporting community projects.

Worthing Raiders trio Tom Adams, Henry Birch and Jack Lake help out at Soupers

One beneficiary was Soup-ers, a newly formed community soup kitchen based in Littlehampton.

They are offering hot food to anyone who visits them as well as access to vital support, weekdays from 12.30 to 2pm.

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It is a crucial service in the strange times we are living in at the moment.

The club donated 100 cans of soup

As well as donating 100 cans of soup to them (100 cans for 100 years the club have been in existence), three Raiders players attended last Friday to help out with lunchtime service.

On the same day the club was part of the launch of the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation, which has been set up in memory of the police officer and rugby coach who was killed on duty in September.

The club said: “Worthing Rugby Club are proud to be supporting the launch of The Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation, which has been set up in memory of Matt ,who was tragically killed in the line of duty.

“The charity aims to support local training, exchange experiences and invest in improving equipment and facilities at clubs across the UK.”

The Worthing badge is displayed on the memorial shirt along with the other clubs with whom Matt Retana was affiliated.

Committee member Barny Hall said: “As a club we pride ourselves as being an active part of the community and we have been able to engage with some great projects in the area.

“To name just a few – Care for Veterans, Worthing Hospital, Breathe Easy, Wooden Spoon and Ferring Country Centre.

“It’s especially important in times like we find ourselves in that people come together.”

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