TEAMS representing two leading charities – Scotty’s Little Soldiers and School of Hard Knocks – have broken the world record for the longest rugby game.
A total of 22 players competed for 28 hours and 20 minutes with the help of 12 referees and a team of 15 volunteers as the event raised £41,000.
The event was supported by a host of recognisable names from the rugby world, including Scotty’s Little Soldiers ambassadors Louis Deacon and George Chuter.
“Scotty’s has always been well supported by the rugby community; we have close ties with Leicester Tigers and many of our members are huge rugby fans. The lads taking part were fantastic and helped raise a lot of money for a fantastic cause.”
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a national charity supporting children who have lost a parent in the British Armed Forces. It aims to provide relief from the effects of bereavement to young people who have suffered the loss of a parent killed whilst serving with the British Armed Forces.
Inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott, the charity honours husband Corporal Lee Scott’s memory – both as a loyal soldier and a loving father – and provides a practical yet personal way for the public to show their appreciation for those brave individuals who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
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