Lockdown continues and the club along with rugby activity remains suspended.
I don’t think any of us have not been affected or tragically lost someone close within their social group, school or close community. The numbers quoted on the TV and locally is staggering, and reality of this virus hits harder as each day passes. Each loss is a tragedy and the club send its deepest sympathies to those who have lost friends and family and others effected by the lockdown. Almost 12 months has passed since this pandemic took hold
That said there has been moments of hope and joy. One look at Facebook and people’s resilience shines through. We have our NHS and key workers to thank. A number of our members and their families work in care homes and hospitals or in the community provided much need support. Our special thanks to them for all they do.
As I write the snow is falling. It was cheery to see families getting out enjoying the conditions building snowmen and having snowball fights, especially the children.
Even better to see the Saints 2 Saints charity pass yet another milestone. More than a 100 runners and walkers taking part raising much need cash for Rugby Lions, MIND and the Air Ambulance. Our thanks to Billy, Tom and others who have kept us all going getting us out, keeping fit and raising cash for good causes. Get out there people for those extra few miles!
The good news is vaccines are here and our vulnerable people are getting protection. In the coming months we will all have the jab and then we will celebrate as only the club knows how.
For now, we need to keep going. Keep talking to each other. Let’s look forward to normal times and a drink in the sunshine watching the Andrews win yet another game in the great sport of Rugby.
Rugby St Andrews RFC