NHS put Millbrae under the scope

Millbrae - Ayr’s 3XV and league champions of RBS West Division 4 last season - will take part in a charity match-up against a group of local health-workers, under the banner of NHS Ayrshire and Annan, on Friday 15 August (8pm) to raise money for Clic Sargent and the Neuroblastoma Society.

The NHS team

The match, which will take place at Irvine Sports Club, will feature players with an array of experience in the game, including some spirited individuals who have never picked up a rugby ball yet are willing to take on the challenge for a good cause.

Paul Dunlop, an event organiser, and also player for the NHS side, said: “It’s great to see colleagues, from all across the NHS, come together to take part in what promises to be a fantastic and worthwhile event.

“Training has been fun, and at times hilarious, but the desire and appetite to get involved and help raise some cash for two worthy charities is what is most satisfying.

“A special hats-off to those who are picking up a rugby ball for the first time to support the cause, showing good-will and, dare I say, a bit of bravery to help raise funds for Clic Sargent and the Neuroblastoma Society.  

“We would like to thank the Kilmarnock, Irvine and Millbrae clubs for lending the support needed to help make the game happen.”

The Clic Sargent and the Neuroblatoma Society charities, have been chosen for their efforts in providing support to NHS Ayrshire and Annan employees whose lives’ have been affected by cancer.

For any general enquiries or information on how to buy a ticket, please contact Paul Dunlop by email: dunlopp@aacpt.scot.nhs.uk or phone: 01292 885918.