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Kidderminster Carolians' efforts raise £5,000 for charity

18 July 2013

  • Sponsored bed push raises £5,000 for Breast Cancer Research
  • Fifty participants included club players, parents and coaches
Kidderminster Carolians' sponsored bed push

Photo: RFU Archive

Kidderminster Carolians have raised around £5,000 for Breast Cancer Research with a sponsored bed push from Worcester to their Marlpool Lane headquarters.

The 50-strong contingent included players from the club’s Under 16 and Under 15 teams, parents  and coaches, among them Colts coach Rod Yapp, the father of former England Women’s international Jo Yapp, who pushed the bed 16 miles from the Claines island in Worcester back to Kidderminster via Stourport.

Most of those taking part were dressed as nurses in memory of Zoe Lloyd, the mother of Under 16 player George, a nurse who died recently from breast cancer and whose death was the motivation for the charity event.

“We are still collecting sponsorship money but it looks like we will raise around £5,000,” said Kidderminster spokesman Mark Murphy.

“We raised £675 from a bucket collection on the day alone and we made such progress that we were ahead of schedule and we decided to go into Stourport centre which added three or four miles to the journey.”