Newbury News Ltd. Print-Digital-Social

Rugby legends attend charity fundraiser at Newbury school

Former All Black stars help raise £4,000 for childrens charity

Chris Ord


01635 886639

Rugby legends attend charity fundraiser at Newbury school

TWO legends of New Zealand rugby came to Newbury to help raise more than £4,000 for a childrens charity.

Sean Fitzpatrick and Zinzan Brooke, who starred for the All Blacks during the 1980s and 90s, were guests at an ‘Evening With’ style charity event held at Park House School on Wednesday, November 23.

Those in attendance were treated to a curry and a glass of wine, and a question and answer session with the two former rugby stars.

Fitzpatrick, gained 92 Test caps for the All Blacks, and Brooke played 58 times for the national side.

Brooke is fondly remembered for his 48-metre drop goal during the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

The evening was rounded off with an auction of signed All Blacks memorabilia, which boosted the funds raised to a total of more than £4,000.

The money will go to ‘OK’ Our Kids, which was chosen by Park House pupils and staff as their charity of the year.

The charity educates children about every day dangers such as internet awareness, stranger danger, drugs and alcohol.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000