FUND-RAISING rugby players have pitched in to raise nearly £23,000 for vulnerable South African children.
Warwick School’s rugby club raised the money for the South African charity Homes for Kids in South Africa (HOKISA).
It works in communities where HIV and AIDS is most devastating, with all donations going to a children’s home.
The rugby players were due to travel to the country this year, but due to the pandemic the trip was cancelled.
A school spokeswoman said: “Despite the disappointment of a cancelled tour, the efforts of the boys, their parents and staff in raising this amount of money was incredible.
“Through Warwick 7s, their annual rugby 7s competition, and a Burns Night charity event this phenomenal amount of money will hugely benefit the charity and enable them to continue their extraordinary work. “Warwick School is grateful to everyone involved in raising these funds and are incredibly proud in these challenging times to continue supporting this excellent charity.”