Dorchester RFC Charity Ball

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Dorchester RFC Charity Ball supporting Weldmar, Dorset Mind and Wooden Spoon

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Venue: Dorchester Show Ground
Address: Dorchester Show Ground, Dorchester Show Ground DT2 7SD

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Entry Fee: £75

When: Saturday 14th September, 2019 - 7:00pm


Following the success of the Rugbyathon Charity Ball in September 2015, we are delighted to enclose an invitation to this year’s Charity Ball timed to coincide with the Rugby World cup. We will again be hosting the Ball at the Dorset County Show Ground (Members Pavilion) on Saturday September 14 th 2019.

The guest of honour for the evening is Ex Scotland and British Lions Fly Half Craig Chalmers. Capped 60 times for Scotland over 10 years from 1989 to 1999 Chalmers will have some great tales in his after dinner speech. He toured Australia with the British & Irish Lions in 1989 and was part of two World Cup squads with Scotland in ’91 and ’95. Currently an ambassador for the Wooden Spoon Charity, his tales are not to be missed.

Three charities are being supported by the event, Wooden Spoon the Children’s Charity of Rugby, Dorset Mind and Weldmar. Dorchester Rugby club has strong links with Weldmar, in that Sir Joseph Weld one of the founders and driving forces behind the local hospice, is a former President of the club and the club currently carries the Hospice logo on its first team kit. With the Rugby World Cup close on the horizon in September this is the ideal way to kick the tournament off by way of celebration and raise money for three worthy causes where all funds will
be used locally.

The evening will commence with a glass of Bubbly followed by a three course dinner, table entertainment is provided along with a cocktail bar. Craig Chalmers will entertain with his after dinner speech followed by both raffles and auctions to raise funds for the charities. Current auction
items are: A week in a holiday cottage in Porthleven, a week in a holiday cottage in Normandy, afternoon tea with Lord & Lady Fellowes of West Stafford, Spa treatments, glamping, an Alpaca experience and some prestige hampers.

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