Jun 03, 2013
Sarrie Supports World Record
Sarrie the Camel (whom many will agree is the best mascot in the country) had a busy weekend helping to support forty four rugby players break a world record at Welford Road on Saturday.
The two teams, including rolling substitutes, played a full contact game for exactly 25 hours -breaking the old record for the longest game of rugby union by 30 minutes and Sarrie was on hand for the full 25 hours cheering the players on.
The game, which kicked off at 11am on Friday, involved a team put together by charity Scotty's Little Soldiers taking on members of the armed forces. After one of the referees blew the final whistle at midday it was clear that not only had over 2500 points been scored but they had also raised more than £50,000 for charity. The money will go towards giving holidays to the children of members of the armed forces, who have been killed on tours of duty.
The charity planned to raise £22,000, but with gift aid they are well through the £50,000 barrier.
Nikki Scott, who founded the national charity, said the armed forces team included men from around the country and from Germany. She added: “The charity was set up to support the children who have lost parents who were serving in the armed forces - those killed on tour but also people who died from illnesses or accidents. Our aim is ultimately to set up lots of holiday homes.”
For further information please visit http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk