Sussex Police sports team helps to raise thousands

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MEMBERS of a police sports team have raised thousands of pounds in aid of local charities.

Sussex Police rugby football club raised £10,000 through charitable matches and fundraising events.

The club donated £3,025 to the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice following a charity auction and raffle at an annual black tie dinner.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Cancerwise both received cheques of £578 after the club held a fundraising rugby match in memory of former police officer Eddie Bristow, who died after battling cancer last year.

Eddie was a detective constable who played for the Sussex Police team for many years.

The latest game saw members of current Sussex Police rugby team take on a Sussex Police ‘president’s side’ made up of players from years gone by.

The team are still collecting money from a marathon van pull which took place in aid of Help for Heroes, which aids injured servicemen and women.

To make a donation to the team, visit