HRFC shows support for fire victims

PUBLISHED: 11:26 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:09 17 April 2013

Honiton Rugby Club's under 8's team with manager Lyn Shaw and daughter Lucy Lear who held a raffle for the family of the Lee Close fire victims. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 9156-16-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Honiton Rugby Club's under 8's team with manager Lyn Shaw and daughter Lucy Lear who held a raffle for the family of the Lee Close fire victims. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 9156-16-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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Young players from Honiton Rugby Football Club help raise more than £400 for Lee Close family.

Honiton’s young rugby players showed their community spirit by raising money for a local family affected by a fatal house fire.

The Under 8’s team of Honiton Rugby Football Club held a raffle and collection as part of its end of season junior tour last Sunday, raising more than £424 on the day for the Lee Close family.

The team raised £270 while the visiting team Macken Rugby Football Club raised £133 from its own collection.

More than £424 was raised on the day.

Honiton RFC under 8s manager Lynda Shaw said: “I am really glad we had the support and I hope the money raised goes to help the family.”

She thanked everyone who helped with the collections and supported the event.

A minutes silence was held before the match and the managers, coaches and players wore black arm bands as a mark of respect to Rosie and Harvey Bennellick and Andy Gunn who died following the house fire on April 5.

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