LYMM Rugby Club are campaigning in a bid to ease cash-flow issues during the coronavirus crisis.

Club chiefs are asking members to build up credit on their membership cards now, for spending in the future with a 10 percent discount.

Lymm Rugby Club are celebrating their 60th year but, like all sports clubs and non-essential businesses, have had to close the doors – and are telling members, Your Club Needs You!

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All social and sporting activity ceased when the Covid-19 pandemic tightened its grip on the world, including the Lymm Rugby Club community.

All events that were planned to take place in the annual summer marquee have been cancelled.

These would have been significant fundraising activities required to ensure the continued running of the club during a traditionally quiet period.

This has therefore put Lymm Rugby Club under intense pressure from a cash-flow perspective, with no income whatsoever.

"All we are asking is to simply build up your Lymm RFC membership card with say £20, £50, £100, £250 or £500 worth of credit," says a note issued to members.

"You can then use this credit when the club opens again, and we are all back enjoying our clubhouse facilities once more, along with 10 percent discount the card gives you off purchases.

"You may wish to consider this as a short term loan but its impact will be huge.

"As a total membership, we can all help by making some level of contribution."

Instructions have been issued on how to make an online payment on to membership cards.

"If you have a Lymm RFC membership card already, or want to open a card, and wish to make a payment directly into Lymm Rugby Club’s bank account via BACS/cheque or cash, please email and we will provide bank details to ensure your contribution is allocated to your account," says the note.

"Your membership card will then hold this amount until you are ready to spend it over the bar at the club. Happy days!

"Thank you very much for helping Lymm Rugby Club keep going!"

* SHARKS Community Trust are hailing the launch of walking rugby at Moore RUFC.

The sessions regularly have 12 or more participants every week, ranging from participants who are retired professionals, ex-rugby club players, those who have never picked up a rugby ball, or those who do not even know what rugby is.

Nonetheless, every Thursday evening prior to the UK lockdown forced by coronavirus this diverse group of individuals have been gathering together for an hour of walking Rugby, followed by a drink or two in the clubhouse.

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Veronica, 64, who has never played rugby before, said: “Walking Rugby has helped me physically, mentally and socially. It allows me to interact and have fun with new people. I have never played rugby before however, I am so glad, I have been introduced to walking rugby now.”

Georgie Perris-Redding, Sharks Community Trust’s disability and inclusion coordinator, said: “Walking rugby aims to benefit participants, physically, mentally and socially.

"Moore’s walking rugby group are no longer a group of participants who get together to play, but they are friends who enjoy turning up and having a laugh with their newly formed friendships, which is what the project is all about.” For more details, get in touch at: