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Rugby stars make date for calendar launch

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: October 11, 2013

RESPECT:  Chief Petty Officer Nick Bentley from Cheltenham, with Gloucester Rugby's   Martin Thomas,   Jimmy Cowan, Charlie Sharples, Ben Morgan,and Worcester Warriors'  Alex Grove

RESPECT: Chief Petty Officer Nick Bentley from Cheltenham, with Gloucester Rugby's Martin Thomas, Jimmy Cowan, Charlie Sharples, Ben Morgan,and Worcester Warriors' Alex Grove

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STARS of the rugby world were on hand to help launch the 2014 Rugby For Heroes in Cheltenham.

The charity, which supports servicemen and women making the transition to civilian life, held an exclusive launch at the Feathered Fish pub in Winchcombe Street.

This year's calendar includes a host of eye-catching rugby images featuring scrums, tackles and tries.

Gloucester players including Jimmy Cowan, Charlie Sharples and Ben Morgan, attended the launch to help promote the cause, as well as ex Cherry and White star Terry Fanolua.

Alan Lamb, father of former Gloucester player Ryan Lamb, organised the launch party.

He said: "It was a superb event and we're very grateful to everyone who came along to support it.

"We are especially grateful to the Feathered Fish who put everything on for free."

Founded by a group of professional rugby players, Rugby For Heroes aims to raise funds for military personnel who are making the transition to civilian life, including helping with treatment for conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The Rugby for Heroes calendar is now available for £9,99. To get yours go to rugbyforheroes.org.uk or amazon.co.uk.

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