On Saturday 12th March, Launceston RFC held their annual Ladies Day event. This year the event supported the charity Young Lives vs Cancer in memory of much loved local lady and rugby player Chloe Dawe who sadly passed away at the end of 2021. With all 70 seats filled and the community of Launceston coming together to donate their money, resources, time and efforts, the day was a huge success.

The Lanson Suite was well and truly kitted out, with the room dressing put together from The Embellishment Company, the balloon archway and column erected by Once in a Blue Balloon and the flower centerpieces supplied by Kings Hill Florists.

The Ladies were welcomed at 12pm with a glass of fizz, donated by The Wilsey Down Pub (non-alcoholic fizz donated by View Property) and shown to their tables were there was wine waiting for them on the table, donated by The Wilsey Down Pub and Sharon Hawken, and table favours in the form of chocolates and wildflower seeds (Tesco and Triple D Construction respectively). After a 2 course carvery, a raffle, table auctions and some games, the guests were able to (in spite of the pouring rain) make their way onto the Balcony to watch the Cornish All Blacks defeat Bournemouth 8-6.

After the game, everyone made their way to the main clubhouse for the charity auction. With the club also hosting its ex-players day, there were plenty of supporters bidding for a variety of amazing prizes so kindly donated by local businesses, officiated by auctioneer David Robinson. Once all the bidding was finished, the singing and dancing began, with music provided by band ‘Thrown Together’.

A huge thank you to Event Organiser Abigail Matthews must be said. With so much happening at the club in one day a lot of hard work went on behind the scenes to make sure it ran smoothly and with Bar Manager Leigh and all the staff at LRC working tirelessly, the day went perfectly.

Abigail would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event, whether it was being a guest of the day, buying tickets, sponsoring a prize, donating time or money, it all made the day a great success with the total raised on the day being over £2,500, all going to Young Lives vs Cancer.

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