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Last weekend saw the RMA RFC compete against a Gibraltar Veterans team, in what has become an annual fundraising event. This year, The Royal Marines Charity were honoured to receive a cheque of £16,280.
This year’s match was a close fought affair, with the RMA RFC coming out as 41-36 winners on a hot Gibraltar day, closing the gap on the 35-7 result in 2017.
The Royal Marines Rugby Football Club is a virtual branch of the Royal Marines Association which aims to bring together both serving and former Royal Marines to participate in Rugby matches both in UK and abroad. It caters for all standards of players as well as supporters who wish to come together for the love and passion of all things Rugby. Furthermore, the RMA RFC also aids in raising funds for The Royal Marines Charity.
Following the game, Mr Danny Cox, Chairman of The Royal Marines Charity was presented with a £16,280 cheque by Brigadier Bill Durnham, President of RMA RFC.
“RMA RFC is a great virtual branch which not only brings together serving and veteran RMs who love rugby and fosters excellent connections with the wider rugby community on behalf of the Corps, but also raises a staggering amount of money for The Royal Marines Charity. They are simply unstoppable!”
Jonathan Ball, CEO of The Royal Marines Charity
The RMA RFC was formed on the back of 8 years of former and serving Royal Marines and Royal Navy guys getting together to play charity veterans rugby matches with the inception of the Chara Bowl on our return from Herrick 9 to support those injured.
All at The Royal Marines Charity would like to thank the Royal Marines Association RFC for the generous donation. We’d also like to pass our congratulations and thanks to Gibraltar RFC, the Governor of Gibraltar, Lieutenant-General Edward Davis CB CBE.