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Tigers cubs lend helping hand to homeless

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Leicester Tigers’ young cubs gave up their time over the festive period to lend a hand volunteering at one of the club’s official charities for 2018/19.

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope aim to help homeless people to turn their lives around since 2009.

Members of the current Tigers development and academy squad visited the charity’s Melton Street facilities to help out serving food and learning more about homelessness in the region.

The charity provides around 200 early breakfast servings for rough sleepers per week and almost 10,000 meals per year to the homeless and vulnerable

This weekend’s home Gallagher Premiership fixture against Gloucester (Saturday, January 5, 3.00pm) marks the charity’s official matchday here at Welford Road, which provides Tigers’ official charities to raise money and awareness. 

Huw Francis, trustee and secretary to The Board at The Bridge, said: “It was great to welcome down the lads and get them involved with the work we do here. From speaking to many of our guests the lads visit was hugely appreciated and a big thank you to the players and coaching staff who took the time out to come down. 

“I know for some it may have been an experience out of their comfort zone, but it was fantastic to welcome the squad back for a second year.”

Volunteers from The Bridge Homelessness to Hope will be hosting a bucket collection at Tigers match against Gloucester as well as a stall in the Final Whistle Bar in the Holland & Barrett Stand. 

Read more about the work the charity does with our Meet the Charity feature by clicking here.