A JUNIOR rugby league team have raised hundreds of pounds for St Rocco’s Hospice.

Woolston Rovers u12 Golds held a Santa Dash shortly before Christmas in memory of Rachael Thompson, mum of player Samuel Dickenson.

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The Santa Dash held in December

And the team recently visited the Bewsey hospice to hand over a total of £565.64 raised.

Rachael, from Padgate, died at the age of 43 in January 2019 after her third battle with cancer.

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Rachael Thompson with kids Samuel and Eve

Head coach Phil Lucy said: “Our target amount to raise was £250 and we have more than doubled that, which is incredible.

“St Rocco’s will forever be a charity close to our hearts within the team and we will be fundraising again for St Rocco’s later in the year.”