Heaton Moor Rugby Club has donated £500 to a charity that helps to feed parents staying at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
The club’s under-14s held a series of fundraising events for Emmie’s Kitchen, which provides around 100 hot meals and 80 snack bags a week to families on long-term and overnight stays at the hospital.
Coach Martin Hagger said: “Heaton Moor Rugby Club has a long history of fundraising and also has a close connection to Emmie’s Kitchen, so this was an ideal charity to support.
“They do incredible work to help make the lives of people going through a tough time a little better.”
The donation from Heaton Moor RUFC will fund one of the charity’s Friday takeaway evenings.
Eve Naraynsingh, from Emmie’s Kitchen, said: “Emmie’s Kitchen aims to provide support to parents and families while their child is being treated in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
“As a small charity we rely on generous donations like the one from Heaton Moor Rugby Club.
“We strongly believe that through supporting parents enduring long hospital stays we are letting them know that someone cares and that they and their wellbeing is crucial to the treatment and long-term recovery of their child.”