It’s rugby v football at the Bridgend Show in a charity challenge

By Contributed Item in Local People

Youngsters from Bridgend Sports RFC and Bridgend Town AFC went to this year’s Bridgend County Show to compete in a fundraising event involving a spacehopper sprint and a few sumo suits – courtesy of their local Tesco store.

With the sun shining on the main ring, 25 boys from both clubs displayed some speedy footwork in the welly race, pushed for bouncing best in the spacehopper sprint and fought to stay the right side of the line in the tug of war.

Each club received a £250 donation from the Tesco store on Cowbridge Road, branded water bottles and medals for their commendable efforts.

Store colleagues also distributed free strawberries and cream which went down a treat with visitors with more than 1,400 pots given away.

Nikki, community champion at the Bridgend Extra store, said: “The boys put on a great show and showed some admirable team spirit.

“Being at this year’s show has been a lovely experience. We always enjoy working with our local community and this event has been wonderful – the sunshine has made it an even more memorable day.”

So far this year, the Tesco Extra store has supported a number of charities and projects in the town including The Bridge, a mentoring charity that has worked in the community for over 15 years and Parc Slip Nature Reserve.

Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative is also available throughout Bridgend. The initiative works to distribute funds from the 5p bag charge to not-for-profit organisations and projects that benefit the local communities.

For further information on the Tesco Bags of Help initiative or to apply for funding, visit

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