The club in Park Hall stepped in to offer parking and additional flood lighting when Oswestry’s annual bonfire and fireworks event had to find a new home at short notice last November.
The popular event usually takes place at Brogyntyn Park in the town centre but this couldn’t happen after health and safety fears were raised.
Fortunately, the team at The Venue and and Manic Events offered to help out, but additional parking was required which is when the rugby club lent its support.
Now the Borderland Rotary Club, which organises the bonfire display, has made a donation to say thank you.
Jonathan Jones, who organised the event, said: “Everything was such a rush as we had to relocate the firework display to The Venue with the help of Manic Events, and the rugby club couldn’t have been more helpful so it gives me great pleasure to donate some money to the club.”
For that Oswestry Borderland Rotary Club decided to donate £300 to the club.
The money was handed over to Nicola Jebb, rugby club treasurer, last week for use if the lights.
Although the Oswestry Rugby Club in its current form was set up in 1976 there has been rugby played in the area since the turn of the last century in 1900.
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