It’s a family affair
Thursday, 18 April 2013 19:12
Match Day Ball sponsor Adrian Edgar is making it a real family affair on Saturday because he will be watching his grandson Tom Lewis play in the 1st XV’s final game of this season against Hove.
Adrian (pictured with Tom) successfully bid for the match day ball through his son-in-law Dave Lewis when it was auctioned at our last League Lunch.
And Adrian and Dave will both be at Gosport Park on Saturday for the nail-biting finish to the season, cheering on 17-year-old full back Tom and his team-mates as Gos hope to escape relegation.
The Match Day Ball sponsorship scheme will continue next season and the next chance for supporters to make their bids will be at Saturday’s final league Lunch when the ball for the first home game of next season will be auctioned.
Sponsors are acknowledged on this website and in a photo when presenting the Match Day Ball to one of our 1st XV players.
The cost of sponsorship is a minimum of £45 although sponsors can give a bigger sum if they wish!
President says thanks for your “fantastic support”
Monday, 25 March 2013 16:54
Club president Paul Cass has issued a personal message of thanks for the “fantastic support” of everyone who contributed and helped organise the’ Mission for Sam’ fundraising effort over the weekend.
The target of raising £1,000 was smashed and with money still coming in it had reached £2,850 by last night.
From the moment fundraising began before the packed League Lunch, the generosity of guests was soon in evidence and with two tailor made shirts donated by sponsor Finicky instead of the usual one, the Blackout brought in £248.
The £5 note envelope draw raised £625 with both prize winners putting their winnings of £50 and £15 back into the fund. The draw was made by Sam (pictured).
The bucket collection around the ground was boosted by the match fees from both Gos and Trojans being put into the kitty along with a donation from Nomads who were playing on an adjacent pitch.
The Guess the Score competition brought in £74 and the after match raffle a further £300.
Various cheques were handed over by lunch guests including one for £1,000 from Stuart Cox on his first ever visit to the club.
And yesterday’s Cup semi-final opponents Havant Rugby Club announced they had collected £183 in a bucket collection during their League match against Old Colfeians at Hooks Lane.
"On behalf of Gosport and Fareham RFC and Sam and his family I would like to thank all those who visited the Club at the weekend and contributed towards an outstanding fundraising weekend,” said Paul Cass.
"Our initial target was to raise a £1,000 but thanks to the fantastic support from everyone - from lunch guests to, players, spectators and visiting teams - we achieved a massive £2,850 in Steve and Vicki's quest to get young Sam to the USA for specialist treatment he so desperately needs.
"This incredible achievement just shows why Rugby has such a great reputation for looking after its own in difficult circumstances and I thank everybody for their generous donations."
The fundraising continues at www.thinkingshrinking.co.uk as the 'Mission for Sam' needs to raise £100.000.
Sam (pictured) attended the Club on Saturday as the family thanked everyone for their support.