On 13th December our U13s played their counterparts from Sale FC in a charity game in memory of Alex Hulme. The following day we received the below email:
We wanted to write to you at the earliest opportunity, as Chair of the Minis & Juniors, to extend our sincere gratitude to Eccles RFC and in particular to Matt & Maria, your Under 13’s, their coaches and their families for the warm and kind reception you afforded Sale Rugby U13’s yesterday.
We were again delighted to visit Eccles to play our now annual charity match between our teams for the Alex Hulme Memorial Trophy in honour of our son Alex who we lost to Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2011.
Whilst it was a very emotional occasion, not just for myself, my wife Nicola and our other son Matt, but for everyone concerned with Sale Rugby, it was a truly memorable occasion made possible by the warmth and hospitality afforded us by Eccles RFC.
We really appreciate this support and were overwhelmed to be presented with £130 which your club had raised for Alex’s legacy him. Thank you so much.
We look forward to our next fixtures in early 2016 and to December 2016 for the next trophy fixture but in the meantime may we wish everyone at Eccles RFC all the very best for the festive period and for 2016.
Chair of Trustees & Sale Rugby U13 Head Coach
Alex Hulme Foundation
Enhancing Research into Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children
Registered Charity No. 1146012
Phone: 0161 973 1343 or 07811 510311
Find us on Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter @alexhfoundation
A big well done to everyone involved.