RUGBY: Wheelchairs donated to Swindon St George disabled rugby group

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Local rugby (9123602)

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SWINDON St George disabled rugby team have taken possession of some tough sports wheelchairs largely funded by Wiltshire Wooden Spoon, the rugby union charity.

The wheelchairs were handed over at a special ceremony at Isambard Community Centre in Swindon.

Guests included Shane Geraghty, the London Irish and former England fly half.

Swindon St George disabled group gave a demonstration of how teams use the wheelchairs and participants, led by new England assistant coach Tony Ellis, included four national players.

The Wooden Spoon fund raising pot included £1,000 donated by Royal Wootton Bassett RFC.

Gareth John, chairman of Wiltshire Wooden Spoon, said: “To help the disabled in their endeavours has given us all a tremendous sense of purpose and we hope the new wheelchairs will lead to real success for the Swindon St George disabled team.”

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