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Rugby club hands air ambulance a cheque after taking over Bridgnorth's Christmas sleigh

A Shropshire rugby club has handed over a cheque for more than £4,000 to the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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Phil Jeffries,(centre, and Kirsty Brooks, right, present the cheque to Midlands Air Ambulance fundraising manager Maria Jones

Bridgnorth Rugby Club raised the money during the town's Santa sleigh collections over the last few years.

The rugby club took over running the Christmas Santa sleigh in 2015 after the town's Round Table disbanded.

When the men's charity disbanded, there were fears the popular festive attraction would be stopped, until the rugby club stepped in.

Now Kirsty Brooks, treasurer of the Mini and Junior section (M&J) at the rugby club, and M&J chairman Phil Jeffries presented the Midlands Air Ambulance with a helicopter-shaped big cheque for £4,273.98 this week.

A spokesperson for the rugby club said: "Well done to all the M&J teams who take the sleigh around the street of Bridgnorth during December.

"Thanks to Nerys for organising the teams and routes and to Percy Arch for maintaining the sleigh."

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