17th Dec, 2018

Silhillian Sirens set to trek to Coventry and hand over Six Nations match ball in aid of Breast Cancer Haven

Sarah Mason 13th Mar, 2018

AN INTREPID team of Solihull women and girls are swapping their rugby boots for hiking boots to raise money for Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands.

A group of 18 of the Silhillians’ Sirens women’s and girls’ rugby squad are walking from the Silhillians Sports Centre, on Warwick Road to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Friday (March 16).

The team will present the match ball for the England Women versus Ireland Women Six Nations game which kicks off at 5pm.

Sirens’ captain Emma Smith said: “We wanted to support a local charity this season and when Breast Cancer Haven opened their new centre on St Bernard’s Road it seemed the perfect fit.

“We raise money at each of our home matches, but with this 15 mile walk we hope to raise over £1,000 for the charity.”

Elysa Cooper, Community and Events Fundraising Officer at the centre said: “We can’t thank the Silhillians’ Sirens enough for the support they have given Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands in taking on such a huge challenge.

“The money and awareness they raise is invaluable in helping us support people affected by breast cancer at our centre in Solihull.”

For more or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thesilhilliansirens

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