Scotland players are lending their support to a charity which aims to make children’s dreams come true. But they want other rugby players and students at schools, colleges and universities to “hog the limelight” to make the event a success.Scotland players are lending their support to a charity which aims to make children’s dreams come true.
But they want other rugby players and students at schools, colleges and universities to “hog the limelight” to make the event a success.
Three Scotland players, No 8 Dave Callam, wing Simon Danielli and full-back/wing Rory Lamont attended the launch of Pig Snout Day at Murrayfield.
The day is the brainchild of Dundee HSFP rugby coach Jimmy Michie, known in Scottish Rugby circles as “Jimmy the Pig”.
Jimmy runs a charity, Dreamz 4 U, which aims to help young people who have serious illnesses realise their dreams.
He said: “Everyone’s heard of Red Nose Day so given that I’m known as Jimmy the Pig I thought of Pig Snout Day.
“It will take place on Friday 18 April and the aim is that people will make donations to buy a snout. I’m looking for as many organisations to get involved. Each club, school or organisation that gets involved will sell snouts then nominate a child in their area to have their dream fulfilled.
“It’s fantastic that the Scotland players have lent their support and I’m also talking with Watsonians, West of Scotland, Howe of Fife, Panmure and the Dundee HSFP rugby clubs as they’re also interested.”
Rory Lamont said: “It sounds a great idea in involving rugby clubs in their local communities and helping dreams come true.”
For more information on Pig Snout Day log on to www.dreamz4u.org or call Jimmy Michie on 07815 022421.
Our picture shows Dave Callam, Rory Lamont, Jimmy Michie and Simon Danielli at the launch of Pig Snout Day.