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Withycombe RFC host a superb Sporting Luncheon

 Withycombe RFC host a superb Sporting Luncheon

Withycombe RFC hosted a Sporting Luncheon at their Raleigh Park home ahead of Saturday’s Tribute Cornwall/Devon League meeting with Torquay Athletic, writes Adam Curtis.

The main purpose of the Luncheon was to raise funds for the club’s VISION 24 campaign.

Club chairman Merv Richards got proceedings underway offering up the warmest of welcomes to all those who had supported the event and one of his first tasks was to present the 1st XV sponsors, The Worx with a Withycombe RFC shirt. Chairman Merv then handed things over to Sara Palmer from the Vision 24 committee to introduce the campaign to the lunch guests.

Before the serving of the Sausage-and-Mash Luncheon, there was time for a quick game of ‘Yes/No’ for the chance to win a signed Exeter Chiefs ball.

Following a two-course lunch, with the wine (and beer) flowing, proceedings moved on to a great chat with our guest speakers, Exeter Chiefs legends Kai Horstmann and Carl Rimmer, both of whom who gave us a great insight into life with the Chiefs and also some great advice on success and how to achieve it. Afterwards, the pair hosted a Q&A session to answer burning questions from around the room.

Onto the auction, which was kindly hosted by Scott Gray of 24/7 Property Auctions and there were certainly some top quality lots on offer, including signed rugby shirts, 4-ball golf vouchers, vouchers for local restaurants and many items in between.

After the Luncheon was completed everyone then enjoyed watching what turned out to be a superb performance from Withy as they recorded a handsome victory over Torquay Athletic.

Overall, a spectacularly enjoyable afternoon, which was incredibly successful in it’s mission to raise money to improve the facilities for all that use the club.

With your incredible generosity, we raised just over £8,000 in the auction and look to have raised over £10,000 in total for Vision 24. THANK YOU!!

It has to be said though, that these events cannot take place without the amazing people that spared their time to volunteer and make the event run smoothly.

To the organising committee that put the plans into place and to the Chefs and members of the Withy Walking Rugby side who put together our amazing meal; to the members of our Withy Juniors who donned their shirts and ties to act as our waiters for the afternoon.

Huge thanks to Scott Gray for auctioning off the lots and to Kai and Carl for coming along and entertaining us for the afternoon.

Finally, a huge thank you to everyone that came along and supported the event.

Your contributions and support means so much to us and we cannot wait to be able to show you the finished article as we enter our centenary year in 2024!

The lead picture and those below are from the Luncheon and our thanks got to DAM CURTIS both for the article and the snaps.

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