Edinburgh Stars Dress Down For A Pound

Sean Cox and Allan Jacobsen show thier supportEdinburgh Rugby players coughed up extra cash to help launch Real Radio's Bring A Pound To Work Day, organised in support of official charity partner, Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

To help spread the word, the big-hearted rugby stars upped their donation to _10 each, to allow them to 'dress down" for training, with many wishing to wear their old club/school shirt on the national fundraising day of Thursday 7 March.

Edinburgh Rugby vice-captain Sean Cox [pictured left with prop Allan Jacobsen], said: 'the club has long-standing, strong connections with our official charities so we were keen to do a little bit extra to help raise awareness of this great campaign.

'donating a pound is a small contribution for such a great cause, with little reason why Scotland as a nation can't get involved."

David Treasurer, Programme Controller for Real Radio said, "We are delighted Edinburgh Rugby are supporting Bring a pound to work day and hope their involvement encourages more workplaces, schools and organisations to follow suit and register for a day of raising funds for this wonderful charity that is very close to our hearts at Real Radio."

CHAS is celebrating its 21st year of caring for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions.

CHAS Fundraiser Amy Telford said: "Edinburgh Rugby are fantastic supporters of CHAS and it's a big boost to have them on board for Bring a Pound to Work Day.

"I hope that rugby fans across the country will be inspired to show their softer side for CHAS."

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- About CHAS -

Official Edinburgh Rugby charity partner, the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

CHAS offers care in two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.

CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.

CHAS supports over 300 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise _8 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.

Visit CHAS at www.chas.org.uk