Banbridge Rugby Membership is ready to host a particular night to have fun one in all Eire’s best ever rugby gamers, Rory Greatest, in May, just a few weeks away.
‘A celebration of Rory Best’ will happen on the night of Wednesday twenty fifth May within the Europa Resort, Belfast. The black-tie occasion won’t solely mark the outstanding achievements of the retired Eire captain, however will increase fundraising for the membership’s ‘Club for All’ growth venture.
Rory retired at the conclusion of 2019 and the club were contemplating his outstanding career then, however COVID-19 derailed those plans. Now that the occasion is again on, the club and its members are excited to once again get the chance to have a celebration of one of their very own.
Rory’s chosen charity, Cancer Fund for Children, are in line to receive some benefits from the occasion. In September 2021, Rory took on a mammoth problem to assist youngsters throughout Eire address the problems that arise from a positive cancer diagnosis. He walked an epic 180 miles from Daisy Lodge, Co. Right down to the location of Cancer Fund for Children’s new short break centre in Mayo, collecting over £1,000,000 during his feat. Now, he’s planning to use this event to furnish more funds for this important cause.
Membership President Maynard Sinton, commented on the occasion, saying:
“We’re delighted to be able to finally host this event in Rory’s honour. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Banbridge RFC and its members to host an event to celebrate such a legend. We are so proud of Rory and what he has achieved and we’re honoured to play a small part in helping him mark his retirement. As Rory took up mini rugby at Banbridge at the age of six, we’ve considered him one of our own for over 30 years! Now that he has retired, it feels like the right time to celebrate his achievements and we’re thrilled that he’s given us his support to push forward with our redevelopment plans….Not only do we want to improve our club’s physical facilities to compete at the highest level of club rugby in Ireland as we head towards our centenary in 2026 but we also want to focus on being even more inclusive through our ‘Club for All’ plans, creating changing facilities for our flourishing girls and women’s rugby teams and for mixed ability players.”
Rory Best spoke about this, saying:
“I couldn’t be prouder to work with my home club on this event. I have had unwavering support from club members and the local community in my rugby career which means so much to me and I am delighted that I can give something back and be involved in a project which will open up opportunities in rugby to many more people from all backgrounds. It’s an exciting time for the club as it looks to the future and I’m delighted to be able to support such a great cause”.
The black-tie occasion will include a bunch of Rory’s former team mates and opponents, in a sequence of not-to-be missed Q&A periods.
Cancer Fund for Children CEO, Phil Alexander said:
“Cancer Fund for Children is proud to call Rory Best our ambassador. Not only has he waved the flag for childhood cancer he has also raised vital funds that will help ensure children and young people impacted by cancer receive the emotional and therapeutic support they need. We are incredibly grateful to benefit from the funds raised at this celebration event honouring Rory and his achievements.”
The charity and club fundraiser is almost guaranteed to supply an exquisite evening of celebration and leisure.