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Kirk Nokes Memorial Game Saturday 1st September 2018.

2 months ago By Simon Wells

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the loss of the boys.

2pm 1st XV v Long Buckby
3pm Cavaliers v Towcester
3.30pm Academy v Bicester Colts KN Memorial Game

As well as the Rugby there is a BBQ, raffle and auction.
2008 Framed Lions shirt for auction.
Framed England shirt for auction.
Live Band 'Firing Line' in the evening.
Bar extension to 12pm.
Fish and Chip van 7.30pm to 9pm.

1st June 2008 Kirk Nokes, Lee Grimshaw, Ed Manders Naden and James Bowyer were tragically killed in a car crash on the Buckingham to Brackley Road. (all the boys were 17 years of age).
The sole survivor Matt Simpson played for Bicester Rugby Club and we are grateful to Bicester for continuing to support the Kirk Nokes Memorial game played between the two clubs Academy/Colts sides.
Kirk had played right through the minis section and was to be VC of the Cavaliers which his father skippered.
James Bowyer father John is an ex first team player and VP of the Club.

In memory of Kirk a memorial fund was established managed by Mike Smith aided by Kirks mum Margaret Wells.
To date the fund has raised over £50,000 and supported the following: (Grateful thanks to Harpers Day for continuing support for the KNMF)

Clubhouse refurbishment.
Kitchen equipment.
Kirk Nokes minis festival.
Minis Easter tours.
Kit for the Cygnets.
Funds the Kirk Nokes Memorial Cup awarded annually to best Academy Player which includes 4 tickets to the Premiership final and £200 spending money.
Donation to Cardiac Risk in the Young (in memory of Kirks stepsister Sally Wells).
Donation to Olly Hillsden Fund.
Donation to Buckingham Firefighters Cure CJD Fund.
Donation to Hearing Dogs for Deaf.
Additional donations to Club and Community Projects and local good causes.

The inscription on the Kirk Nokes Trophy reads
'Life's truest happiness is found in friendship'
Kirk's shirt and a board showing the winners of the memorial Cup are on permanent display in the Club house.

Please support this special Day and help raise funds to ensure the great work of the Memorial Fund continues. Please bring friends and family for a great day out to support a great cause.
Afternoon volunteers needed for the Bar and BBQ.
Auction and Raffle Prizes greatly received.

Mike Smith

Updated 18:12 - 16 Aug 2018 by Simon Wells

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