Club brings home the bacon for charity

Friday 12th January 2018 11:53 am
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There were squeals of excitement as pig racing took place at Totnes Rugby Club

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Totnes Rugby Club again helped the community by organising a charity Pig Race night at their Borough Park clubhouse last Saturday.

The Pigs of course were mechanical and no real animals were used.

Most of the squealing came from those who supported the evening by sponsoring races and who won cash on their races.

The event was the brain child of Thomas ‘pig wrangler’ Edmonds and the evening was hosted by Ian Coulton and Lisa Butcher.

All proceeds raised were for the charity Save the Children.

The main races were sponsored by Mike and Lorraine Edmonds, John Foster, John Massey, Emma Luscombe, South Devon Auto Repairs, Totnes ladies RFC, Bond Joinery and Southern Timber.

Various members purchased their racing pigs on the night and well over £300 was raised for this worthy charity.

The club would like to thank all their sponsors and members who made the night such a success.

Organiser Thomas Edmonds stated: “This was a fun event with a serious side, as we were raising money for a good cause. During the evening, there were a lot of humorous puns being banded around such as ‘the event is being covered by Sty TV; don’t squeal to the pigs as it’s close to the race and I can’t have you getting chopsy; I’ve seen lots of pig racing, but never seen an injured pig, not even a pulled hamstring.’

“An excellent evening was enjoyed by everyone and further charity events are being organised.”

After their game against Old Techs RFC was cancelled last week due to a waterlogged pitch, the club are back to serious business next Saturday when the first XV travel to Topsham to take on the current leaders of Tribute Devon One.

The first XV next home game is on Saturday, January 20, when they host Tamar Saracens at Borough Park, kick-off is 2.30pm.

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