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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.

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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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