Leeds Rhinos were helping to spread Christmas cheer yesterday afternoon when they visited children and their parents at St James's hospital in Leeds.
Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos were helping to spread Christmas cheer yesterday afternoon when they visited children and their parents at St James's hospital in Leeds. The Rhinos squad gave out presents and talked to children on the wards. The club also presented a cheque for £8,300 to Sally Amos, Administrator for the Candelighters Trust, a charity which supports the work of oncology unit and fund research into children's cancer. Sally said, "I would like to say thank you to Willie Poching and members of the Leeds Rugby Foundation community team who canoed from Leeds to Liverpool over the summer. This is a fantastic donation and it will help us to purchase equipment and facilities it will also help to ensure the research and treatment for young people on the ward can be continued." Willie Poching commenting on the day said, "This has been a great day and the children were pleased to see the players. We are thrilled to be handing over the cheque to the Candelighters. Thank you to everyone who supported the canoe challenge. We were overwhelmed with the level of support we received from our fans."
Papua New Guinea Head Coach Adrian Lam was at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night to watch the Rhinos clash with St Helens as he checked out the venue where the Kumuls will take on World Champions New Zealand on Friday 8th November. Make sure you are there to see this exciting clash by visiting www.rlwc2013.com to book your ticket
We received a lovely email this morning from the dad of a family who attended the St Helens game on Monday night that we would like to share with you because it shows the unique atmosphere you help create here on match nights at Headingley Carnegie.