Saturday, 31 July 2021

Lions roar on rowers

INTERNATIONAl rugby players will be dropping in to watch Henley Royal Regatta for a charity fund-raiser on Saturday, July 6.

INTERNATIONAl rugby players will be dropping in to watch Henley Royal Regatta for a charity fund-raiser on Saturday, July 6.

But first they will be watching the British and Irish Lions lock horns with Australia in their final test of the series.

Former Lions such as Jason Leonard, Lee Mears and Rob Henderson will be joined by current international players, including Mike Tindall, James Haskell and England captiain Chris Robshaw.

They will be guests at a brunch in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, which will be held in London nightclub JuJu’s hospitality enclosure at Upper Thames Rowing Club.

Ollie Phillips, 30, an England 7s rugby player who lives in Fairmile, Henley, and Clapham, is organising the event after his grandmother Audrey Skinner died in January, aged 87, following a battle with dementia.

He said: “The regatta is such a great spectacle anyway but on top of that we would like to include another great sporting event.

“Hopefully it will be a cracking Lions test. After the win last weekend it is set up either for a decider if Australia win next or it could be the whitewash of the Lions.

“They will work out really well together and we want to make it a fun day all round.”

The day will also include a champagne breakfast, a Q&A session with the rugby players, silent auction compered by ITV presenter Zoe Hardman and a DJ set by Seb Fontaine.

Gold and platinum packages are available with tickets starting at £200 per person and include entrance to the JuJu enclosure at night.

For more information email tracey@olliephillips.com



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INTERNATIONAL rugby players will be dropping in to watch Henley Royal Regatta for a charity fund-raiser tomorrow (Saturday).

But first they will be glued to their TVs watching the British and Irish Lions lock horns with Australia in the final test of their three-match series down under.

Former Lions such as Jason Leonard, Lee Mears and Rob Henderson and current internationals, including Mike Tindall, James Haskell and England captain Chris Robshaw, will be guests at a brunch in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society, which will be held in the JuJu’s hospitality enclosure at Upper Thames Rowing Club.

Ollie Phillips, 30, an England sevens rugby player who has a home in Fair Mile, Henley, is organising the event after his grandmother Audrey Skinner died in January, aged 87, following a battle with dementia.

He said: “The regatta is such a great spectacle but on top of that we would like to include another great sporting event. Hopefully, it will be a cracking rugby test.”

The day will also include a champagne breakfast, a question-and-answer session with the rugby players, a silent auction compered by ITV presenter Zoe Hardman and a DJ set by Seb Fontaine. For more information, email tracey@olliephillips.com or visit www.slideshare.net/olliedays/lions-brunchlr

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