“Mad George” to stage charity fund raiser

Charity Fundraising Match

One of Cornish grass roots rugby’s most enduring and popular characters is staging a Charity match at Camborne Rugby Club’s Recreation Ground on Sunday 30th August.

George Simmons began playing in Mining Division rugby in 1968 for the now defunct Ormdale, going on to represent Redruth Albany, Illogan Park and Veor. Remarkably, ‘Mad George’, as he is affectionately known, is still turning out nearly 50 years later for amongst others Camborne Veterans, Bolingey Barbarians and the Rucking Feasters at St Just.

Following a recent battle with cancer himself, George is seeking to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK and the Sunrise Centre at Treliske, where he has been treated. The game, which kicks off at 2:30 pm, will see a combined Camborne/Veor XV lock horns with George’s Invitation XV, who will take to the field wearing striking pink jerseys generously sponsored by Mill Autoquip, supplied and specially designed by Kitworld.

A good sized crowd is expected, with a variety of children’s entertainment and refreshments available. Admission is £3 per adult with children free to come along to support this worthwhile event.

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