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Ward Hadaway helps drive home more than £4,000 for Rugby League Cares charity

Ward Hadaway and its partners teed off at the inaugural Rugby League Cares golf day to help raise more than £4,000 for the charity.

Head of RL Cares Chris Rostron, left, presents the winning team from Rugby AM with their prizes

The event, which was also supported by St. James’s Place, was held at Fixby Hall at Huddersfield Golf Club and featured some of Rugby League’s greatest players, including Hall of Fame inductee Malcolm Reilly OBE and his fellow Lions Peter Small, Brian Lockwood and Paul Dixon.

Two-time Super League Man of Steel Paul Sculthorpe partnered Sky Sports commentator Eddie Hemmings, while other teams featured New Zealand international half-back Robbie Hunter-Paul, former Leeds Rhinos full-back Richard Mathers and ex-Leeds and Hull FC prop Ewan Dowes.

Fixby Hall provided a stunning and historic setting but also a challenging test for all the golfers, including the winning team from Rugby AM captained by presenter Alex Simmons.

England Rugby League and St. James’s Place sponsored the golf balls, while the organisation of the whole event was led by Ward Hadaway, one of the UK’s Top 100 law firms.

Chris Rostron, the Head of Rugby League Cares, said: “The golf day was a fantastic success that was the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people, and we are particularly appreciative of the efforts of Jodi Seddon and Martin Karran from the Manchester office of Ward Hadaway.

“We would also like to thank Huddersfield Golf Club’s professional Alex Keighley for all her help which ensured everyone who took part came away with a very enjoyable experience of a cracking course.

“We will definitely be looking to hold another charity golf day next year based on the strong foundations laid down in 2018 and will be inviting teams to take part over the coming months.”

Jodi Seddon, a solicitor in Ward Hadaway’s Family team in Manchester, added: “It was great to meet so many people, have some fun and raise cash for a good cause at the same time. Bringing so many people together for them to spend time with the players and better understand the warmth of the Rugby League welcome was a real privilege. ”

Martin Karran, head of the Family team in Manchester, added: “The partnership with RL Cares fits perfectly with the ethos and geographical profile of both the firm and the reach of the charity. Jodi has led the way in forging this partnership and it is great that we can help facilitate such worthwhile events.

“As a firm, we provide legal counsel on legal issues to many current and past professional Rugby League players. Legal work ranges from buying property, through personal and business services that players need during and after their playing careers.

“It also involves the complex charitable governance work needed to support an organisation of this size. The partnership with RL Cares allows the profile of the game and a leading Northern law firm to combine to the benefit of both.”

Jodi and a team of around 10 others from Ward Hadaway are set to take part in the Leeds 10K to raise even more money for Rugby League Cares next month.

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