Harry Jon travelled to Tewksbury to play in a game of rugby. It wasnt an ordinary game of rugby for club apprentice Harry Jon. It was a chance to play for ateam where his dad played. Again it had more meaning than just playing.
Harry Jon explains 'Tewksbury RFC held a charity rugby day and game against a touring side in aid of Phils kids and Huntington’s disease association. My grandfather and sister passed from the disease and now my dad is living with it. Phil’s Kids aims to assist people in stopping the passing of the rogue gene by offering financial support, information, advice and peer support for PGD-IVF. In short to help families with HD have babies that won’t have any chance of contracting the disease (which is 50/50 for anyone born to someone with HD). The club put on a charity day and game in which they played a mixed team of 1st/2nd and vets players who played alongside my old man. They’re going to make it an annual event . I got to wear the number 10 Tewksbury shirt which was my dad's number and they gave me an older one he played in as a keep sake.. I also scored a couple which made it even more special'
'They raised over £1200 and we still have donations coming in. The club are going to make it an annual event in the hope to help raise enough over time to say Tewksbury RFC made a baby (about 24k ) it was a quality day really good and emotional as I heard loads of stories about my dad being absolutely bonkers on and off the pitch.'
Harry Jon would like to send a big thank you to those from Billingham Rugby club who have donated and anyone else who have supported.
If anyone would like to donate, it's not to late. Contact Harry Jon.
Updated 11:34 - 6 May 2019 by mike brown