Thomas Froggatt (SH 03-10) Memorial Charity Rugby Match
in Aid of the Calvert Trust.
The second of what is hoped is now an annual charity rugby match took place just after Christmas at the Egremont Rugby Club. The game is played in memory of Thomas Froggatt, who died tragically early of an incurable brain disease.
Thomas was a multi-talented sportsman, who played football for St Bees village, rugby for Egremont and the full range of sports at St Bees School. The match between an Egremont XV and an ex St Bees School XV resulted in a 24-12 win for the Egremont club, but the best result of the day was the £1100 raised for the Calvert Trust, £600 of which came from the touchline collection alone, due to the generosity of the large crowd.
The Calvert Trust Centre in Keswick was opened in 1978 and its vision is to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. Thomas spent some time at the centre during the course of his illness.
It is hoped that the event is now firmly established as an annual, unofficial OSB reunion at a time of year when many parents and former students are home for the holidays.
Many thanks to Billy Redden Photography for allowing the use of his splendid images of the day.
Please click here to see Photographs.