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Varsity rugby match raises £25,000

By Adrian Curtis

Cambridge University’s efforts in the Varsity Match against rivals Oxford at Twickenham raised £25,000 for disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

Cambridge women’s rugby team’s 8-5 victory and the men’s 38-16 defeat on Thursday (December 6) raised much-needed funds for the charity, which supports disabled people in the UK and worldwide to live, learn and work.

Men’s and women’s players on both sides recently visited the Leonard Cheshire home in Brampton.

Rugby players Miles Huppatz and Henry Somers with Gemma Bentley and Lewis Brooks
Rugby players Miles Huppatz and Henry Somers with Gemma Bentley and Lewis Brooks

Women’s captain Kate Marks, a Murray Edwards history student and scrum-half, who has toured with The British & Irish Lions, said: “I am so proud of every one of the players. It was phenomenal to lead the Cambridge women’s team to a Varsity victory at Twickenham. And it’s always been hugely important for us to try to give back, get out in the community and support Leonard Cheshire.”


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