16th Oct, 2019

The Downs, Malvern, 'in the pink' after rugby win and Race for Life fund-raiser

YOUNGSTERS from a Malvern prep school took part in the their annual ‘Race for Life’ to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Members of The Downs’ rugby 7s team were so disappointed to be missing the run as it clashed with a tournament that they wore pink shirts when they took the field for their Rosslyn Park matches.

And there was a double celebration in store at the end of the day – more than £7,000 was raised for the cause and the rugby team won all their matches, finishing top of a strong group of prep school teams from all over the UK.

The team was also awarded the competition’s ‘Fair Play’ award.

Headmaster Alastair Cook said: “I am delighted that everyone at school embraced this wonderful event and that we have raised so much money for a charity that is hugely significant for many of us here.

“I’m also really proud that our boys felt so strongly that they decided to support the ‘Race for Life’ campaign by wearing bright pink shirts whilst playing outstanding rugby for their school.

“Winning the Fair Play award was a bonus and very well-deserved.

“This was a superbly positive way to bring a successful term to an equally successful close.”

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