The Manor gets a visit from Cambridge University rugby teams ahead of the Varsity Matches

16 November 2015

Cambridge players at The ManorResidents at The Manor were recently visited by Cambridge University’s top rugby talent ahead of the Varsity Matches, which will support our charity.

The 134th Men’s Varsity Match and the 29th Women's Varsity Match will take place at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 10 December, with Cambridge renewing their age-old rivalry with Oxford.

For the first time this year both men and women’s teams will be playing on the day.

Cambridge women's team at The Manor

‘It’s such a big year for the women, fielding a team for the first time at the Twickenham.

‘We are really excited to raise funds for such a vital cause and support Leonard Cheshire Disability.

‘Meeting the residents was as enjoyable for me and the players as we expect playing the match itself will be.’— Nikki Weckman, women's captain

‘We have seen first-hand the difference the charity makes to the lives of disabled people and every donation, no matter how big or small, makes a big difference.

‘Our team have really enjoyed meeting everyone at The Manor and we look forward to seeing them at the match.’ — Donald Stevens, men's captain

‘Thanks so much to all the players who visited us to today. It has made us feel very good and I am eagerly looking forward to the game at Twickenham.’ — Janet Leyton, resident at The Manor

We are also selling tables to parties looking to be part of an audience with our trustee Alastair Hignell.

Alastair and some other rugby internationals and will collect donations at the match.

‘We hope those who have enjoyed England’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup might be encouraged to attend the latest edition of one of rugby’s oldest fixtures when Oxford again takes on my old side Cambridge on 10 December.’ — Alastair Hignell, trustee, Leonard Cheshire Disability

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