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Guinness Word Record Touch Rugby

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Sandbaggers in their Guinness World Record Touch Rugby. Over 100K has been raised for MND
Oli Smith, Luke Smith, Ben Wallace, Alex Wallace and Luke Brunton
Oli Smith, Luke Smith, Ben Wallace, Alex Wallace and Luke Brunton

Alex Wallace (94-99G) tells us...

"The picture taken was us post event dip in the sea.

From the left, Oli Smith (91-98G), Luke Smith (91-91G), Ben Wallace (96-01G) , Alex Wallace (94-99G) and Luke Brunton (current WBS parent).

It was a privilege to be part of this event. To spend 34 hours with such a great group of friends which includes all the 140 volunteers helping with physio, food, equipment, witnesses, managers and referees was really special. The sense of community was overwhelming.

It was certainly a tough challenge, much harder than any of us envisioned!  The main issue was that we are still just as competitive as we were at WBS, so neither team wanted to lose; there were never any "easy" hours!

It was great to have such vocal support from family, friends and the local community. The final whistle, in front of a crowd of 700 or so was an emotional moment. The hardest challenge was climbing the steps to the bar afterwards!

MND is such a devastating illness. When we were students at WBS we lost our great rugby coach, Noel Gatehouse to MND. 

This event has now raised well over £100,000 for MND and we desperately hope this will help improve our understanding of the disease and support the quest for a cure.

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