Beccehamian RFC is delighted (weather permitting) and honoured to welcome you and your club to the Inaugural Christy Jordan Memorial Mini Rugby Festival, held at Beccs over two weekends on Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 March 2018 to not only honour the life of Christy but to raise funds for Brain Tumour Charity. Please check the website for any updates before traveling. http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/beccehamianrfc/news/christy-jordan-memorial-festival-11-18-march-2018–2200411.html
There will be teams taking part from 15 separate clubs in every age group from U7s to U11s. Clubs attending are Beccehamians, Beckenham, Bromley, Dartfordians, Old Dunstonians, Edenbridge, Gravesend, Mid Whitgiftians, Old Colfeians, Old Whitgiftians, Parkhouse, Sevenoaks, Sidcup, Warlingham and Westcombe Park.
Christy Jordan & The Brain Tumour Charity:
Christy was born on 23/5/06 and like most boys, he fell in love with all sports from an early age, soccer, swimming and cross country but his first love was always rugby since joining his beloved Beccehamian’s age 5 in 2011. He truly enjoyed every minute of his time in all weathers with his dad proudly on the touchline cheering him on.
Christy sadly lost his battle with this brutal disease on 10/5/17, 2 weeks short of his 11th birthday and was buried locally in Shirley where he lived all his life.
The Christy Jordan Memorial festival will give the family, who are planning to attend with representatives from the Brain Tumour Charity over both weekends, an opportunity to focus attention on fundraising specifically for paediatric Brain Tumours as this is an area that accounts for only 1% of general cancer funding research hence the targeted fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Importantly naming this festival in CJs memory provides the chance to raise monies for the research, early diagnosis and treatment for children like Christy to enhance their quality of life which is the most precious thing so please please support us as much as you can to make a real difference to the 25 or so kids that are diagnosed with DIPG every year.
Fundraising Events on both weekends will include a Festival Grand Draw (to be drawn on Sunday 18th at 1.30pm) with a 1st Prize of £200, together with lots of runners-up prizes including Golf Days, Michael Kors Earrings, Beauty Treatments and an Afternoon Tea *** A Giant Tombola, a booze trolley, a barbecue and much, much more so come along and try your luck and have some fun ***
Please support this event in Christy’s memory and for an incredibly worthy cause. Any charitable donations would be gratefully received. A fantastic £7,000 has been raised since his passing, with a target to raise this to £10,000 over the festival weekends.
For more details about parking and the event itself please go directly to Beccehamiams website.