Charity rugby match at Lasswade for brain tumour charity

Andy Evans, Ricky McNeill, Willie Carmichael, Tam Quinn, Sandy Roy before the charity game at Lasswade RFC. Ricky and Tam are Willie's brothers in law, while the other two are rugby pals of Willie.
Andy Evans, Ricky McNeill, Willie Carmichael, Tam Quinn, Sandy Roy before the charity game at Lasswade RFC. Ricky and Tam are Willie's brothers in law, while the other two are rugby pals of Willie.

Lasswade RFC held a fundraiser recently in honour of former player Willie Carmichael, raising £4,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Willie (62) suffers from the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma. Raising money to fight the condition, family and friends took part in a charity rugby match involving former players, sold food, and held raffles and a charity auction.

Fundraiser charity match at Lasswade rugby club  to support former player Willie Carmichael who was diagnosed three years ago with glioblastoma a form of brain tumour.

Fundraiser charity match at Lasswade rugby club to support former player Willie Carmichael who was diagnosed three years ago with glioblastoma a form of brain tumour.

Willie said: “It was really well attended. They are a good bunch of boys at Lasswade and everyone helped out. It was a great day. I played for the club about 25 years ago. It was great to be back for this special day. It was absolutely brilliant.

“I was diagnosed with a brain tumour three years ago. So this charity is very important to me. It’s a charity that needs help. Only two per cent of cancer research is for brain tumours.

“I would like to thank everybody that turned up.”

You can still donate at www.just giving. com/fundraising/willie-carmichael