The O’Connell Memorial Challenge match resulted in a win for the Tony O'Connell Memorial XV over Ellingham & Ringwood by 22-12.
Press Release Rob Burrows
A match played in great spirit with many “golden oldies” taking part on both sides including five Fordingbridge founder members John Mouland, now club President now club President, Steve Godden, Mike Noke, Doug Park and George Pollard.
It was a memorable day for the ‘Bridge with other events including an Auction of Promises, a Pains Fireworks display and the Robbie Wallace band throughout the evening. Around £6000 was raised for Tony O’Connell’s charity, the British Heart Foundation, and the Epilepsy Society in memory of Tony’s daughter, Amy, who died a year ago.
Now comes the second part of the O’Connell Challenge with Tony’s son, Paul, and two other Vice-Presidents, Chris Langford and Nigel Lunt, planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a distance of 960 miles in eight days from May 13-20. Readers can help boost the funds by donating on the “Just giving” sites as follows:
www.justgiving.com/OCC2012BHF and www.justgiving.com/OCC2012ES