Singer, presenter and TV personality, Peter Andre has exclusively attended a Ruggerbugs class in Harlow, Essex this week in recognition of the incredible fundraising efforts by the children’s activity provider earlier this year.
Ruggerbugs, a fun and energetic children’s sports development programme based around non-contact rugby, took part in Children’s Activities Week, during May 2018, along with over 10,000 other activity providers, to creatively fundraise monies for national charity Caudwell Children, for whom Peter Andre is an ambassador, and the Children’s Activities Association.
The TV star devoted his time to positively engage with the children in a fun-packed Ruggerbugs session attended by local families and their children. During the high-energy activity, Peter kicked off his shoes and fully committed to the role of rugby enthusiast and child entertainer.
Peter was eager to get stuck in with the activity and after the session commented; “ I had been aware of these kinds of events and classes taking place around the country, but I’m thrilled to have been able to get hands-on in a Ruggerbugs class and meet one of the teams behind the incredible fundraising that took place during Children’s Activities Week. Being from Australia I should know all about rugby and so it has been great fun getting involved with the kids and seeing just how happy and active everyone is! It’s wonderful to see the children making new friends and burning off energy – something parents will love too as the kids are sure to fall asleep after all the fun!
Andrew Peasey, Founder and Managing Director of Ruggerbugs, is delighted with the recognition from Caudwell Children and comments; ‘It’s incredibly humbling to have been part of Children’s Activities week 2018 and ultimately winning the Shooting Star Award for our efforts. As a business based on providing sports activity for young children we simply had to get involved, give back and raise funds for those less fortunate than ourselves. To have one of the charity’s ambassadors, Peter Andre, attend our class this week was huge fun and a real treat after everyone’s hard work.”
Ben Sutcliffe, Director of Executive Projects, Caudwell Children added; “This year Ruggerbugs simply went above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for us during Children’s Activities week. Through their creativity and sponsored challenges, they raised an impressive £2,700 to directly help disabled children and families. It was a pleasure to get involved with the Ruggerbugs team and we look forward to smashing more fundraising targets during Children’s Activities Week next year.”
As well as Peter Andre, the Ruggerbugs class was also attended by local resident and Championship World Record-holding Paralympian Richard Chiassaro, who wowed the children with his wheelchair racing skills and tricks as they attempted to race him through the various obstacles and over the touch line.