The Old Rutlishians’ Rugby Club are appealing for donations for their Christmas charity collection in support of their fellow members Stuart and Sally McGreevy who relocated to Kenya 3 years ago and now run a rugby club for children in Kibera.
Old Ruts was formed in 1923 as part of the Old Boys Association of Rutlish School. Originally membership was exclusive to ex-pupils, but for at least 25 years it has been open for all.
Ex Rutlish student and Old Ruts member James McGreevy relocated to Kenya 3 years ago with his wife Sally to spearhead the Lunch Bowl charity and have also become active in supporting the Kings Rugby Development Academy charity.
On Sundays, the charity collects up to 300 Mini’s (boys and girls) from the streets of Kiberia and bus them to rugby school facilities where James has established a special Sunday experience for them which includes rugby, exercise, friendships, togetherness and importantly some post match rugby food, which for the majority will be their only hot meal of the week.
To help support James’ work with the Lunch Bowl Charity, Old Ruts have begun selling boot bags for £2 which can then be filled with goodies and essentials for Christmas.
If you would like to donate to the Old Ruts Kenya appeal, please click this link.