World record breaking rugby players to be reunited for Scotty’s Little Soldiers clash with March Bears and fun day

14:41 05 August 2014

March Bears kit presentation. Scotty

March Bears kit presentation. Scotty's Little Soldiers. Left: Stacey Gorman, Debbie Dack, Barry Feetham and Simon Whittaker. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A charity rugby match and family fun day will be staged later this month in aid of an armed forces charity.

March Bears with their new sponsored kit. Picture: Steve Williams.March Bears with their new sponsored kit. Picture: Steve Williams.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is assembling a team of players who took part in the world record breaking longest ever rugby game last year to take on March Bears at 3pm on August 30 at Elm Road Sports Field.

The fun day, which will include a raffle, bouncy castle, fairground rides and entertainment in the evening, kicks off at 11am.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

It was founded by Walpole St Andrew widow Nikki Scott, whose late husband Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

March Bears has strong links with the charity - former soldier and club stalwart Simon Whittaker was one of 44 men who slugged it out for 24 hours 50 minutes at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road stadium to raise £60,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers last June.

Whittaker, who retired from the armed forces last year, served in the same regiment as Corporal Scott for eight years.

The club also proudly displays the Scotty’s Little Soldiers logo on their rugby shirts.

Organiser Tanya Porter said: “It would be great to get the community to come down and raise awareness of a fantastic cause.”

Before then, a charity football match will take place at Parkfield in Wimblington between Wimblington Wanderers and The Royal Tank Regiment.

Corporal Scott played for Wimblington before joining the regiment. Kick off is at 3pm on Sunday.

You can find out more about the charity at 01553 763000 or at www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk

To donate £5, text CARE13 £5 to 70070.

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