As part of the Border Reivers’ continued efforts in the community, the Reivers’ Biggest Breakfast event yesterday saw the club generate over ?£900 in aid of Cancer Research UK, an increase on last season’s event.As part of the Border Reivers’ continued efforts in the community, the Reivers’ Biggest Breakfast event yesterday saw the club generate over ?£900 in aid of Cancer Research UK, an increase on last season’s event.
On Tuesday, local businesses also got into the spirit of things as all of the food and fresh fruit juices were donated to local chef Gary Moore, who owns the host venue, 26 Restaurant and Hotel, so all proceedings were able to go direct to the charity.
As well as generating vital funds for research into cancer, the Reivers are keen to raise awareness of how eating a healthy breakfast, as part of a balanced diet, can help reduce your risk of cancer.
Following the event, Reivers head coach Steve Bates said: “Being out in the community is a massive part of what this club has been about over the last five years.
“Last year’s event was a big success and it is very satisfying to surpass the sum we raised then for such a worthwhile cause.
“A big thank you must go to our players, staff and Gary Moore for all of their hard work in making the Reivers’ breakfast a great event for the club and supporters alike.”
Cancer Research UK’s community fundraiser, Linda Hamilton, added: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Reivers held another breakfast and for it to be such a big success.
”My area covers East and West Lothian and the Borders and it’s the biggest event held in the three regions.”
The Border Reivers’ next game is this Friday (13 April) at Netherdale against reigning league champions Ulster (kick-off 7:30pm).
Tickets for the game are priced from ?£10 for adults and ?£5 for concessions and can be purchased via the Ticket Hotline 0131 346 5100, the Reivers’ website www.borderreivers.org, or at the ground on the evening of the game.