Volunteers revamp rugby club

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A TOWN rugby club is looking spick and span after a weekend of volunteering work.

Everyone worked together to help Deepings Rugby Club prepare for the 2012/13 season by repairing, tidying and making the building look great as part of the RBS RugbyForce Weekend programme.

The club on Linchfield Road in Deeping St James welcomed willing volunteers including its president, chairman and honorary secretary, along with supporters and players from the senior, mini and junior sections.

They worked together to repair broken roofs and steps, tidied, weeded and cut the grass, tiled the changing rooms, made new benches, repaired walls and even fixed the barbecue that had been damaged by vandals.

As well as all the work everybody had a fun day out and everyone stayed on for a barbecue and beers laid on by the club.

RBS RugbyForce 2012 provided clubs across the UK with tools and resources to help them plan and deliver their own activities.

President Peter Ward said: “What a result. The weekend has made a huge difference to the club, both in the work that was carried out and the way it helped us bond with our members and supporters, new and old.

“On behalf of the club we want to say a massive thank you to those who took part, we were overwhelmed by the response.

“RBS RugbyForce Weekend has put us in good stead for next season and we’ll definitely be taking part again next year.”

The club is looking forward to hosting the Deepings Beer Festival on July 27 and 28.

The beer festival is a huge event for Deeping and features over 60 real ales, wines and scrumpies.

For all the information on this year’s festival log on to www.deepingsbeerfest.co.uk