Ashington RFC have not only won two of the three Team of the Month Awards (Whitley Bay Rockliff the other) this season – and nominations are now open for December please! – but also hosted a game to raise money for Dementia UK on 23rd December- in which an “Albert’s XV” took on a “Rest of the World” team. The game was refereed by former International Referee and local lad Dave Pearson.
It’s estimated that over one million people in the UK will have a diagnosis of dementia by 2025 and almost all of us will know someone living with the condition. Sadly, long-standing clubman, former player and club secretary Albert Armstrong was diagnosed with the condition earlier this year.
The event raised a staggering £11,500, including £2,000 from the Community Foundation, and enormous credit must go to everyone involved for their efforts.