The Scarborough Rugby League festival has raised £1327 for the RFL Benevolent Fund after organisers Breakaway tours agreed to donate £1 to the charity for every person who signed up to play in the tournament which takes place on May 8.
The festival is believed to be one of the biggest Rugby League events in the world in terms of numbers taking part with over 1,300 players involved this year.
Pete Longbottom, RFL League For All Officer said: "This is fantastic news and we're grateful to Breakway tours for their generosity.
"The Scarborough Rugby League Festival is gearing to be a great event and we're delighted they have donated this money to the RFL Benevolent Fund."
The event has been supported by local Rugby League side Scarborough Pirates who are looking to attract new players at all age groups as well as Pindar High School who are providing their facilities.
The RFL Benevolent Fund provides support and assistance to those unfortunate enough to be severely injured playing the sport of Rugby League.
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Rugby League in Scarborough received a further boost with the news that the RFL’s League for all program has been supported by Scarborough council with a successful bid of £1750 to launch tag rugby at four secondary schools at years 7 & 8.
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