26 July 2012
Invitational 7s Women’s Rugby team, The Moody Cows, are proud to be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support as their official chosen charity.
The team features regular international players and this summer England star Maggie Alphonsi and Canada 7s captain Mandy Marchak will be part of their squad, taking part in various competitions.
Former player and founding member of the Moody Cows, Kay Booker, 39, sadly lost her brave battle against cancer in July 2009 and, with Macmillan Cancer Support playing a role in supporting Kay during her illness, there was strong motivation for the Moody Cows’ fundraising efforts.
Moody Cows Captain Lou Micklewright commented, “So many members of the Moody Cows squad have been affected by cancer, with the loss of family, friends and loved ones. Affiliating officially with Macmillan Cancer Support gives us a great opportunity to give something back to a charity that does so much fantastic work.”
The team travels to tournaments all over the UK and as far afield as Stockholm and Dubai, and they will now wear the famous green Macmillan logo to go alongside their well know Friesian print. Rachel Kingston, London Area Fundraising Manager at Macmillan spoke of the recent appointment: “We are delighted that the Moody Cows have chosen Macmillan as their official charity. It is fantastic that the team will be raising money to help people affected by cancer at the same time as playing the game they love.”
As part of the Moody Cows’ commitment to raising money for Macmillan, the squad held their Annual Fundraiser on Saturday 7 July at Harlow Rugby Club in Essex, where they held a round robin 10s rugby tournament, a BBQ, live band and a prize draw raffle. The day was a huge success and the Moody Cow raised over £1000 for Macmillan. The squad wears the green Macmillan logo on their already famous Friesian Akuma kit and raise money and awareness throughout the year for the charity in various activities. So far this year, Lou Micklewright ran the London Marathon in April raising over £1400 for Macmillan, Laura Heywood raised £650 by competing in a triathlon, and this summer Poppy Cleall cycled 1748 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End AND BACK, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £2000 for the cause.
Moody Cows Manager, Lou Stewart, spoke of the pride the girls are taking in raising money for Macmillan, “It is a fitting tribute that so many of the Moody Cows are actively using their passion for rugby to raise money for a charity close to our hearts.”
The Moody Cows have set up a Macmillan tribute page where all donations are made and where supporters can follow their fundraising efforts: http://macmillan.tributefunds.com/fund/Moody+Cows
The Moody Cows also actively sell Akuma Friesian supporter shirts, with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information about the Moody Cows please email firstname.lastname@example.org