The Pigbarians, an invitational charity team based in Scotland, helped to raise over four thousand pounds when they took part in a day of rugby and family fun in Fochabers, Moray.
The day, which culminated in a match between Pigbarians and a North Select side, was organised not only to raise money for a number of charities, but to raise the profile of rugby in the area. Teams of all ages, from primary school through to golden oldies, participated in games throughout the day.
Moray development officer George Whitecross, said: “Over the last seven years, Kathleen Robb and her committee, have organised the Fochabers Pigbarian Rugby Festival, a fantastic event for all the family.
“The aim of the event is to raise funds for many worthwhile charities, whilst promoting rugby in the local area.
“Kathleen and her team have demonstrated excellent engagement and leadership skills to help build a community spirit through rugby. Their commitment, engagement and hard work is an example of what a small community, and sport, can achieve when they come together."
This year, the four thousand pounds raised was presented to the Archie foundation in Aberdeen, The Sick Kids Friends Foundation in Edinburgh and the Children’s Ward at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin.