Proceeds from Medowie Rugby Club's charity round to help Port Stephens families through Food Way program

MARAUDERS: Tom Underwood, Eric Tolhurst, Dylan Spencer, Jacob Montgomery, Samuel Holbert, Jonathon Abel, Ethan Fray, Kieran Fraser, Tevita Qorovarua and Sam Perkins. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts
MARAUDERS: Tom Underwood, Eric Tolhurst, Dylan Spencer, Jacob Montgomery, Samuel Holbert, Jonathon Abel, Ethan Fray, Kieran Fraser, Tevita Qorovarua and Sam Perkins. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Medowie Rugby Club will use funds raised during its charity round this month to help those in the community doing it tough.

Money raised at Boyd Oval on Saturday, July 28 will be donated to Food Way, a food support program run by the Medowie Assembly of God Church.

“We started the charity round about five years ago,” club president Dwyane Murphy said. “We donated to breast cancer for a couple of years but thought the money was being raised by the Medowie community, why not keep it in Medowie?”

Last year the charity round funds were used to help one its own. About $4000 was donated to Marauders player Eric Tolhurst to buy a special bed for his young daughter Elise who has a development disorder called Smith-Magenis syndrome.

Elise Tolhurst in her portable safety sleeper bed, purchased using funds from the Marauders' charity round last year.

Elise Tolhurst in her portable safety sleeper bed, purchased using funds from the Marauders' charity round last year.

After discovering the Food Way program, which provides more than 1200 Port families with fresh food and hot meals, Murphy said the club wanted to support it.

The Maruaders, in division three, will play the first game of the day at 12.30pm. Nelson Bay Gropers in division two play at 1.45pm and premiers at 3pm.

In addition to rugby, there will be a range of off-road racing cars on display at Boyd Oval. The Marauders will have Glen Towers Racing cars on display.

There will also be a jumping castle for children and barbecue. Special jumpers will be made and available for sale on the day.

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