Tigers support Pancare Foundation

This is the strip the Wingham Tigers first grade players will wear in this weekend's match against Old Bar for the annual charity match. The Tigers will support the Pancare Foundation.

This is the strip the Wingham Tigers first grade players will wear in this weekend's match against Old Bar for the annual charity match. The Tigers will support the Pancare Foundation.

WINGHAM Tigers Rugby League Club will support the Pancare Foundation in tomorrow’s charity day to be held in conjunction with the matches against Old Bar at Wingham.

The foundation’s purpose is to increase survival and provide support to people affected by pancreatic cancer.

“This one is close to the heart,’’ Wingham RL secretary Mark Spencer explained.

Michelle Metcalfe (nee Collins) succumbed to pancreatic cancer in October 2015, aged 44. She was the wife of former Tiger player Scott Metcalfe and daughter of Wingham life member Dooley Collins. Her brothers, Frank and Paul, played with the Tigers with Paul’s sons, Mitch and Beau current players.

“Chelle’s Wish’’ is a movement that raises funds to increase awareness of pancreatic cancer in Michelle’s memory.

Tomorrow Wingham’s first grade players will wear special jumpers designed for the charity day. These will be auctioned at a function to be held at the Australian Hotel tomorrow evening.

“We’ll also have a jumper to be raffled at the game,’’ Mr Spencer said.

The club has supported charities including the Asthma Foundation and  the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in the past. There’ll be three matches tomorrow, starting with league tag at 12.30. First grade will be underway from 2.30.