Yardley & District are seeking support from every rugby club in England to help raise cash for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and to mark the unit’s 350th birthday.
Four Yardley & District members will be cycling from the club’s Cole Hall Lane headquarters to the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre, at Lympstone, Devon, next month.
They will depart on September 30, take in the Aviva Premiership match between Exeter Chiefs and Saracens at Sandy Park on October 1, and arrive at Lympstone later that evening.
Proceeds from the fund raiser will go to the RMCTF, and Yardley & District have written to every rugby club in the country asking them to donate £25 to the charity, with the aim of raising £30,000.
Joe Murphy, a former Yardley & District youth player, was killed – aged 18 – on active service in Helmand province in Afghanistan in July 2009.