27 June 2020 / Club News

Trip around the world - Fundraising

UPDATE - We collectively reached the target distance by mid June so decided to carry on around the world.

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The Story

At the beginning of May 2020 Caldicot RFC were due to take to the skies and spend a few weeks touring Canada playing rugby and taking in the local scenery. Due to Covid-19 this trip was cancelled which caused a huge amount of disappointment but obviously travel was not an option at this uncertain time. After the initial disappointment passed we started to look collectively at how we may be able to turn the negative situation into a positive and potentially help others on our way. After much debate we decided that we would commit to a tough fundraising challenge and travel as a club the distance from Caldicot (South Wales, UK) to Edmonton (Canada) and back. The distance is just under 8,300 miles (13,342 km) and we are going to attempt to travel the distance in the month of June between players, staff and family. All activities will be recorded on Strava so there will be a full record of all miles/km travelled and we are going to try and achieve the distance by walking, running, riding and swimming in the 30 day period.

As a family friendly community club we wanted to give something back to the local community by raising money for a very important cause. Caldicot Community working together is a local group which has been set up to support local people at this tough time during Covid-19. The group of volunteers work with small local businesses to provide essentials such as meals for anyone in need such as the elderly and venerable. The fundraising is going to be split 50/50 between the Caldicot Community working together group and Caldicot RFC who will use the money to ensure the club remains sustainable during this tough time with Covid-19 having a huge negative impact financially. We are keen to ensure that Caldicot's future generations have a local rugby club they can enjoy which encourages social well-being, good health, fitness and a sense of togetherness. We are hoping to raise 50p per mile travelled meaning a total of £4,150.00

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