A massive thank you to all who joined us for the ninth Ryan Bresnahan Memorial Rugby Match, at Clifton RFC, in aid of A LIFE for a CURE. The stadium was buzzing with a fantastic atmosphere and well done to the Clifton College and Millfield Senior School boys for a brilliant game.
Matt Salter, Clifton College Director of Rugby said, "It is important not to forget why the match is being played. A Life for a Cure has raised £487,000 for meningitis research and awareness following the tragic death of Clifton College pupil Ryan Bresnahan in March 2010. John, Michelle and Charlotte have worked tirelessly for the cause. The total is now close to half a million, meaning that a phenomenal £50,000 a year has been continuously raised. Michelle always visits the schools that play against Clifton before the event to ‘spread the word’ about meningitis and has received a very warm welcome at Millfield. It is always an emotional occasion when the teams walk onto the field and face the grandstand for a minute’s applause for Ryan.
Over the years, this evening has seen hugely passionate performances by both the teams and players that have been
involved, and the crowds good natured support has made the evening a real showcase of College rugby."
Many thanks go to Andy and Diana Sayner and Clifton Rugby Club for their hospitality and support for the fixture which has been unwavering since the first match in 2010.
Thank you to Bristol Bears All Black and Australian Internationals Charles Piutau and George Smith, for presenting the trophy and to Bristol Bears for the use of their pitch.
Thanks also go to all participating schools and supporters for making this evening so memorable.