Waikato community raises $25k

Waikato community raises $25k.

On the field, Wayne 'Buck' Shelford was uncompromising. He was a key part of the 1987 All Blacks rugby team which won the inaugural Rugby World Cup. Thirty years on, off the field, Shelford still has that steely resolve but it's not about rugby anymore..

It's about men's health, getting men to talk about their health, in particular detection of prostate cancer. Shelford was the guest speaker at the Hautapu Rugby Club's Blue Ribbon Day Charity Match and Auction event in the Waikato on Saturday. The Cambridge-based rugby club commissioned a special rugby strip, by Paladin Sports, for its Senior A team to play in against opponents Fraser Tech at Memorial Park in Cambridge.

People paid a gold coin entry fee as a donation and the special Hautapu rugby jerseys were later auctioned at the clubrooms. All up the club raised about $25,000 which would go to the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Foundation. "That's just really awesome," Shelford said at the conclusion of the auction.

For more on the Fundraiser and article head to http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93558013/waikato-community-raises-25k-for-nz-prostate-cancer-foundation

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