Bracknell Women's rugby team get kit off for charity calendarBy Becky Barnes
February 22, 2013
A women's rugby team got their kit off to raise £800 for charity in memory of a friend.
Bracknell Ladies RFC made a naked calendar to raise funds for Thames Hospicecare, which cared for fellow rugby player Tom Agar until he died aged 26 from testicular cancer in November 2010.
Kelly Broad, social secretary who came up with the idea for the calendar, said: “He was loved and admired by everyone at the club.
“After he passed he left money to the club for the Ladies and the Men’s 3rd team.
“In his time of need Thames Hospicecare looked after him.
“There was no question this would be the charity to raise money for.”
Twelve of the 25 players from Bracknell Rugby Club, based at Lily Hill Park, took part in the calendar, which was sold over Christmas and New Year.
Kelly added: “In the summer we took a few shots on the pitches when the grass was green because after all the games this season they don’t look quite so green now.
“We had quite a few in changing room scenes as the weather got colder, some topless and some in underwear.”
The team used Tom’s money to buy a new kit with a pink band across the arm stating ‘For Tom’ with matching socks.
They plan to hand over the money to Thames Hospicecare on Sunday, March 10.