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The Jerome Brecard Cup – England vs Australia

by | Sep 8, 2021 | Bristol, Coventry & Warwickshire, Edinburgh North, Events, London, Manchester, National, News, Sheffield, Thames Valley, Wigan, Yorkshire

England versus Australia A-grade game at Try Tag Rugby’s International Cup on Saturday will hold extra significance as it is set to be played in memory of Jerome Brecard, who sadly passed away from bowel cancer on 3rd July 2019.

The game will form the Jerome Brecard Cup, with the winning team presented with a trophy in Jerome’s memory.

Jerome was well known in the Try Tag Rugby community and played in the first ever encounter between England and Australia in September 2010, Jerome played for Australia and scored a try. Australia won the match 18-10. Not only was Jerome a very keen player, he was one of Try Tag Rugby’s first referees in the early days of the organisation.

A Just Giving Page has been set-up to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK,

There are also two text links which you can use to make donations:
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About the charity
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. We’re determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of the disease.

Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer. Your support to our funding is critical as the bowel cancer community has been pushed to crisis point by the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential lifesaving treatment continues to be postponed/cancelled, and cancers are going undiagnosed because of severe disruption to bowel cancer screening and diagnostic testing, leaving people in limbo, and often fearing for their lives.

Your generosity means we can ensure that people affected by bowel cancer have someone to lean on during these troubling times and can access trusted information and support that will help alleviate the emotional distress, loneliness and isolation they are facing. They can also rest safe in the knowledge that we are doing everything we can to ensure that screening, diagnostic tests and treatment for bowel cancer are free from disruptions. Lastly, they can be hopeful that the research we are investing in will not only save more lives but also help those who survive to live without the anguish of long-term consequences.