The team at Fire Depot will be cheering on two charity rugby teams throughout their attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous game of Rugby Union this weekend.
46 players will be taking on the challenge of playing more than 31 hours of Rugby, kicking off at 8am on Friday 12 May and finishing at 3pm on Saturday 13 May. They are also aiming to raise £60,000 for two charities, The Firefighters Charity and Scotty’s Little Soldiers, through sponsorship and donations.
The Fire Fighters Team includes both supporters of the Charity and some active fire fighters but none of the players have taken part in this type of World Record event before. However, some of the players on The Scotty’s Little Soldiers Team have taken part in previous World Record games and so have experience of the endurance that will be needed to complete the challenge!
Laurie Pollard, Managing Partner at Fire Depot said: ‘We are delighted to be able to support this amazing event by having our logo on the back of the Fire Fighters team shirts, as well as supplying some equipment, such as Gas Horns to help the crowd make some noise to encourage the teams to keep going for the 31 hours of the match. We wish both teams all the best in their World Record attempt and will be cheering them on from the sidelines’.
The Fire Fighters Charity supports over 5,000 beneficiaries a year through a broad range of services. Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, the Fire Fighters charity exists to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.
The Scotty’s Little Soldiers charity provides comfort and care to the children of fallen heroes when they most need it, sending them on holidays and providing presents and trips throughout the year for example.