Reds to thank volunteers

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LINLITHGOW Rugby Club’s first game of the season tomorrow (Saturday) is also the occasion of club’s annual Volunteers Day.

This is an opportunity for the club to show its appreciation for the many volunteers who support the Reds on and off the pitch throughout the year. Volunteers have been invited to along to a free barbeque washed down with a couple of drinks. They will then be able to cheer the Reds as they play their first game in the new East League One against Duns, kick off 3pm.

Club president Craig Young said: “A community club like Linlithgow relies heavily on the commitment of the members who volunteer to take on the many tasks needed to support fourteen rugby teams spanning the age range from five to veteran.

‘‘As well as coaches, referees, fixture organisers and first aiders, we have bar staff, catering teams, raffle ticket sellers, duty managers and many others. Take the annual fireworks night we organise for the local community – that requires the hard work of over 60 volunteers.”

Craig continued, “Our annual volunteers day gives the club executive, who are all volunteers as well, the chance to say thank you for the enthusiasm and energy of the many who contribute unpaid hours of work to sustain the activity of Linlithgow RFC.”