I am writing on behalf of the Warriors committee to ask for your help and support for one of our own. Please take a little time to consider this note and if you can share it with other people you know who may be able to help.
Simon Shilston is a former pupil of Donhead and Wimbledon College and a longstanding member of OWRFC. He played for the Rams for many years and has coached what is now the Under 11 Warriors squad since they started at Warriors over 6 years ago. The Shilston family have suffered great setbacks this year. Simon, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in April 2015. He is fighting this debilitating disease with all his might. But he desperately needs some financial support.
Brian Moore is a former England Rugby Player, Broadcaster, Journalist, Author and entertaining After-Dinner Speaker. Born in Birmingham, January 1962, Brian was educated at Nottingham University where he studied law and subsequently became a qualified solicitor. During his rugby career, Moore played for Harlequins, Nottingham, Leeds and represented England.
Notorious on the pitch for winding up opposition forwards in the scrum (the French in particular), Brian Moore was always willing to throw himself whole-heartily into the thick of the action.
He won a total of 64 caps between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups including the World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham in 1991. He was member of the England side that won Grand Slams in 1991, 1992 and 1995, and was a Test series winner with the Lions in Australia 1989.
In 1990 he was voted Rugby World Player of the Year.
Since retiring, Brian Moore has been a regular media commentator, author and pundit on the sport, and is admired for his writing, forthright views and style. Brian remains as one of the UK’s most engaging rugby after-dinner speakers.
Brian is also the father of two Warriors (one current and one former) and his wife Belinda is an active member of the Warriors community and is a coach of the U8 Warrior age group.
So we are very privileged that Brian has agreed to be the host of an evening with all of the proceeds going to the Shilston family. The Shilston family have suffered great setbacks this year. Simon, an Old Wimbedonian rugby player and Warriors Coach, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in April 2015. He is fighting this debilitating disease with all his might. So far your support has been great and has improved life for the family. After becoming aware of the family’s situation Brian offered his support and the idea of this evening was born.
The evening will be held in the Upper Parish Hall of the Sacred Heart Church on Edge Hill on 27th April 2016. The event will commence at 18:00-18:30 with drinks and dinner followed by a speech and Q&A with Brian. Brian will then draw the raffle and conduct an auction.
There are two types of tickets available for this event Premier and Platinum. Both types of tickets include the following:
• Pre-dinner drinks
• A meal (please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements)
• Wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the meal
• After dinner drinks
• Entry into the raffle to win one week’s holiday at Roda Golf and Beach Golf Resort (subject to availability)
Additionally, Platinum ticket holders will sit on the same table as Brian whom I am sure will have a few tales to share.
It would be great if, for example, each of the sections could make up at least a table of 10 or you can get some work colleagues to join you.
We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a great evening for an extremely worthy cause.
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On behalf of the Warriors Committee