Duke of Edinburgh volunteers support Beer Festival

This coming weekend is the 3rd annual Eccles RFC Beer festival. We hope you will notice a collection of young men and women who will be selling programmes, hiring out glasses, collecting glasses, assisting in the kitchen and in any other way they can.

They are all part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and as part of their awards they have to give up some of their time in a voluntary capacity. Most choose to attend weekends such as the festival to show their continued support to the rugby club that has provided the opportunity to partake in the DofE Scheme.

We also hope that you have noticed that the DofE group have provided people to sell programmes on match days, provide cover for the car park on Sale Sharks home games, operated the score boards and have been waiters and waitresses at marquee and VIP functions within the club. Again all as volunteers.

Society is quick to judge and malign young people and we hope with your continued support and encouragement they can prove this to the contrary.

If you wish to know more about the scheme or wish to assist in any capacity please drop us a line at dofe@ecclesrfc.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as practicable.

The DofE Committee