Rugby star raises £1,500 for CLIC Sargent

Former New Zealand U17 and current Tonbridge Juddians rugby star, Thomas Nabbs, took to the field at the annual Olney 7's rugby tournament and for each try he scored during the tournament he raised much needed funds for children and young people with cancer.

Thomas is enjoying his first season with the prestigious invitational rugby 7's side, the CLIC Sargent Godfathers, a team whose purpose it is to raise money and awareness for the charity whilst competing on the UK rugby 7’s circuit.
Thomas said of the team: "We all understand how much cancer effects people’s lives and we all understand how much good work CLIC Sargent do, in providing support for the young people and their families in their times of need.

"This combination of like-minded young men, who like to have fun together whilst raising funds for such a worthwhile cause really appealed to me and was something that I wanted to be a part of."

Thomas was also participating in a scheme operated by his employer Barclaycard, who generously promised to match any donations he raised from his try scoring challenge, as part of their own commitment to community and charity work.

Luckily Thomas was in fine form on the pitch, scoring six tries and helping the CLIC Sargent Godfathers to win the tournament. Their win resulted in a £500 winner’s cheque to donate.

Having secured generous sponsorship from friends and team mates, the day proved to be a huge success, as the total raised was then doubled by Barclaycard, resulting in a donation of £1,500.

Thomas said: "I would like to thank Barclaycard and my teammates at the CLIC Sargent Godfathers for making this possible – it’s a fantastic result for a great charity."