Coldstream Guards enjoy a meet and greet with some of the Harlequins team
21 October 2009 14:52pm
Coldstream guards with Danny Care, David Strettle and Mike Brown
Last Friday, six members of the First Battalion Coldstream Guards, based in Aldershot, were invited down to have a 'meet and greet' with a few of the players.
Due to the increase in armed forces being deployed, there has been an increase in casualties. The Coldstream Guards are therefore on a mission of their own to help the families of the injured soldiers to provide enough money to cover hospitality for visiting members of families and friends when in hospital. They are therefore looking for ways to raise money, and all six members are big rugby fans.
Harlequins therefore donated a signed Harlequins player shirt, two signed rugby balls and two tickets to a Harlequins home game for them to auction off to other members of their battalion. They are also selling wrist bands to help raise money for this campaign. If You would like to support the wristband campaign visit www.shinycapstar.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The boys enjoyed a morning watching a Harlequins team run through and also spent time talking to Nick Easter, Ugo Monye, David Strettle, Danny Care and Mike Brown who all received one of their wrist bands.
We wish the soldiers all the best with their fundraising and look forward to hearing how much money Harlequins were able to raise.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.