July 10th, 2014
London Broncos rugby league team and Selco Builders Warehouse will join forces for a major charity push next weekend.
The Broncos’ big Super League home clash with St Helens on Saturday, July 19 at The Hive has been selected as the club’s official charity fixture of the season.
Money raised from the day’s activities will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, the official nominated charity of Selco Builders Warehouse, the main sponsor of the Broncos.
It is hoped a bumper crowd will be attracted to the game with a percentage of the money from each ticket sold donated to Macmillan, which provides practical, medical and financial support for people diagnosed with, or affected by, cancer.
Supporters will also have a chance to donate via bucket collections around the ground on the day.
As the two teams run out for the start of the match, children from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Hertfordshire will be given the privilege of performing a guard of honour for the teams before taking their seats for the game with tickets donated by Selco Builders Warehouse.
The Macmillan Information and Support Bus will also be in attendance for anyone with questions or concerns about cancer and to provide support.
The bus will be based on the car park at The Hive outside the main entrance both before the match and during half-time, while leaflets and cards aimed at raising awareness of the most common cancers affecting men will also be distributed.
Helen Cooper, marketing director for Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “It’s great to be able to link up with the London Broncos to stage an official charity match.
“We are hoping that Broncos supporters turn out in good numbers for this huge game – and dig deep into their pockets to support a fantastic charity in the shape of Macmillan.
“We are very proud to have supported Macmillan since 2012 and have already raised more than £100,000, with a pledge to add an additional £50,000 this year.
“Hopefully by the end of the day we will be celebrating a great Broncos performance and a fantastic day of fundraising for Macmillan.”
London Broncos general manager Jason Loubser said: “We are thrilled that Selco Builders Warehouse are our main sponsors and delighted to support them in their fundraising efforts for Macmillan.
“It should be a fantastic day and we would encourage as many people as possible to support both the Broncos and the big charity push. It’s a great opportunity to raise cancer awareness and to get people’s questions answered by Macmillan experts.”
London Broncos and Selco teamed up for a charity fixture last year, raising more than £3,500 for Macmillan on the day of the game against Wigan Warriors.
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