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Stars to attend match

By West Briton  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

Pat Pendergrass, of ShelterBox, left, shakes hands with Tim Bawden of St Agnes RFC, watched by players.

Pat Pendergrass, of ShelterBox, left, shakes hands with Tim Bawden of St Agnes RFC, watched by players.

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SPORTING legends are expected to return to St Agnes Rugby Club for its second star-studded charity match next year.

It follows the success of a charity game in May in which St Agnes Barbarians took on a London Wasps Legends' team, starring England World Cup winner Josh Lewsey and former Scotland international Kenny Logan.

The match attracted 2,000 spectators and raised £25,000 for local causes, including £1,000 for Max Levene who was paralysed while playing rugby for Truro School. ShelterBox received £3,000, £1,000 went to Friends of St Agnes Surgery and the rest to sports clubs within the village.

St Agnes RFC secretary Tim Bawden said the match has become a key fixture in the Legends' tour.

Lewsey said: "Wasp legends play four games a year. St Agnes is by far the best. The hospitality, set up and atmosphere were fantastic."

Mr Bawden said a black tie dinner will take place on the eve of the match, where some big rugby names are expected to attend and recount their sporting tales during a question and answer session.

Former St Agnes Club player Guy Levene praised the club's efforts as a great boost to his son Max.

"Words cannot express the warmth and gratitude that I feel for you all. Through your efforts you have done so much more than to raise money; you have raised morale. Max remains a fervent fan of the game and now Yvonne, who frankly never really understood my passion when I was playing, is a full convert to the sport. I wish you all the best for this season and for the years ahead and I shall be raising a glass to you all from Africa."

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