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Your name on the wall

Hawick RFC are now offering bricks for sale which will be mounted on the facing wall inside the main entrance of the new Clubrooms.

On the brick, the purchaser can have his/her name and message, each with up to 15 letters (inclusive of spaces and punctuation).

The price is 50 inclusive of VAT and can be ordered by downloading the order form below or by e-mailing Eileen Davies at or the Secretary at .

Eileen Davies can also be contacted on 07703 575825, and Jane Renwick on 01450 373315.

Brick Application Form - MS Word format or PDF format.

Gift Aid form - MS Word format or PDF format.

 

News from the Club: 1st February

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RUGBY IN SCOTLAND

Code of Conduct for clubs, coaches, players and match officials and persons connected in anyway with the game of Rugby in Scotland.

The complete document can be read here


ALZHEIMER SCOTLAND - ANOTHER FIRST FOR HAWICK

Hawick Rugby Club has collaborated with Alzheimer Scotland in a programme that will use rugby memories to help people in the town with dementia. The Greens will be the first rugby club in Scotland to pioneer this approach to reminiscence therapy. Working with the NHS Borders Team at West Port Dementia Resource Centre located within the Hawick Community Hospital, rugby club volunteers May Sinclair and Murray Watson will show people with dementia photos of weel kent players from days gone by to help stimulate memories.

The rugby memories project is a new development following on from the success of Football Memories started by Alzheimer Scotland in collaboration with the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. Football memories volunteers now operate in more than 20 towns and cities in Scotland. Hawick will be the first rugby memories town.

Michael White from Alzheimer Scotland said, “we are delighted to be working with Hawick Rugby Club and hope that their example will be followed by other rugby clubs in Scotland.”

The key to the success of the sessions lies in the use of old rugby pictures and memorabilia to help the recall of players, teams, tries and incidents in the past. The clarity of recall can be spectacular; there is always a great deal of debate, humour and banter.

There are more than 86,000 people with dementia in Scotland, enough to fill Murrayfield and still have over 20,000 outside.

May and Murray would welcome the loan of any old Hawick and Borders clubs’ programmes, photos and other memorabilia, as well as hearing from anyone willing to volunteer.


HELP HAWICK RFC WHEN ONLINE SHOPPING

If you intend to do any online shopping at any time please first go to the easyfundraising site.

Every purchase after registering with them, and then shopping through their site.... with thousands of retailers including Amazon, .....will earn Hawick Rugby Football Club a few pennies.

In the dog eat dog word of Premiership rugby we need every penny we can get and this won't cost you a penny to use, they donate a small part of every purchase to us as a registered sporting charitable status club, so please go for it.

To set up an account takes just a couple of minutes but is very important to us

All the details can be found here


STATEMENT ON REFEREE ABUSE

The concerning and increasing trend of incidents of abuse of referees has been highlighted by the Scottish Rugby Union, and all RBS Premiership clubs have jointly agreed to ensure that all players, coaches, club officials and members understand that this will not be tolerated at any level of play and we will work to remove the problem from our game. Please show respect to our match officials at all times.


A HAWICK LEGACY - THE FACTS

Legacies are a vital source of income for many of the country's best-known charities and we would like to suggest you consider making a bequest in your will in favour of Hawick Rugby Football Club. The club is, of course, also a charity and our official charity number is CASC02009. Whether your legacy is large or small it will make a real and lasting difference to the club, to rugby in Hawick, and the preservation and development of Teri values and heritage.

Leaving a legacy could also save on inheritance tax – this is a complex subject your solicitor will be able to advise you on. The benefit is that the hard-earned money you have worked for all through your life will benefit people in Hawick rather than the tax man.

You can either leave a fixed sum (known as a pecuniary legacy), or part of your estate once all your other gifts have been distributed (known as a residuary legacy). Once you have considered your family and friends, leaving just 5% of your estate to Hawick Rugby Football Club would be of enormous value and your generosity will provide a lasting legacy for the club.

It's easy. If you already have a will all you have to do is to draw up and insert a codicil making the Hawick Rugby Football Club, Mansfield Park, Hawick, TD9 8AW, (Charity Number: CASC02009) a beneficiary, stating whether it is a pecuniary or residuary legacy and the sum or amount involved. If you do not already have a will we would respectfully suggest you consider drawing one up, whether or not you make a bequest to the Club, as this makes life considerably easier for those you leave behind.

We would suggest you inform your solicitor, accountant or other professional advisor of your wishes and they will be able to advise you. If you do not have a professional advisor Bannerman Burke, as sponsors of Hawick RFC, would be happy to advise you.

As you know running a rugby club is an increasingly expensive enterprise, and with the economic climate making life even more difficult, we sincerely hope you will consider making a Hawick Legacy. This is a generous and constructive way to make a lasting contribution to a community institution that plays such an important role in the lives of the people of Hawick.