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Camp Hill Chargers gear up for Laura wicks fund raiser

BIG hearted Camp Hill Chargers will once again be polishing their rugby boots for their last home league match of the season which also doubles as a fund raiser for their injured winger Laura Wicks.

BIG hearted Camp Hill Chargers will once again be polishing their rugby boots for their last home league match of the season which also doubles as a fund raiser for their injured winger Laura Wicks.

All money raised during the game will be donated to the care home Laura now lives in and will go towards her care and physiotherapy.

Laura ‘Comet’ Wicks suffered a severe head injury playing rugby and the Chargers will be looking for a big turnout when they take on Novocastrians this Sunday at Haslucks Green Road, kick off 2.30pm.

It is now 10 years since Laura had her accident whilst playing a league game against Worcester.

The super speedy winger had not long returned from England trials when it happened.

Since then she has received some of the best and most advanced brain injury recovery treatment in the UK at The Marillac Centre, which is nearer her parents’ home in Essex.

She is currently receiving food tasting treatment and intensive physiotherapy to try to improve her muscle tone.

The long term goal is that she will one day be able to verbally communicate again.

At Sunday’s match there will be a barbecue, tombola, cake sale and much more, including a game that promises to bring the 2012/13 season to a close with a bang!

Entry will be £3 for adults, £1 for children and £6 for two adults and two children, with all money raised going towards Laura’s care.

 

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