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May 16th, 2013

Pupils from a Hertfordshire school will be try-ing their best for charity when they support a special match at London’s sole top flight rugby league club.

The Marlborough Science Academy, based on Watling Street in St Albans, will be represented by 30 pupils at the London Broncos home Super League match with Wigan Warriors at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday 18th May.

That game has been selected as the Broncos charity match to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the nominated charity of Broncos’ main sponsor Selco Builders Warehouse.

The youngsters from Marlborough will form a guard of honour for the two teams prior to the game, before taking part in the popular half-time Buck and Dusty Selco Cement Mixer Challenge, a regular fixture at Broncos home matches this season.

Selco Builders Warehouse has also provided the school with 100 free tickets, allowing teachers and parents to attend the game along with the 30 participating children.

“It is fantastic opportunity for our students to be involved in a big sporting occasion and charity fundraising event,” said Chris Packard, head of physical education at the Marlborough Science Academy.

“They are all looking forward to the day and we would like to thank Selco Builders Warehouse and London Broncos for the opportunity.”

A percentage of ticket sales will go direct to Macmillan, while supporters will have an extra chance to donate via bucket collections on the day and using a dedicated text number.

Colleagues from Selco’s 18 London branches will assist at the game as the company aims to move closer to their fund-raising target of £100,000 by the end of 2013. They have already raised more than £60,000.

“The fundraising activity taking place around the country has been excellent and we are looking forward to joining forces with the London Broncos for the latest event,” said Selco Head of Marketing Helen Cooper.

“We are also delighted we have been able to invite youngsters from Marlborough Science Academy to play a prominent role in what will be a memorable day.”

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