RFU President His Honour Jeff Blackett and his wife Sally were in Cornwall on Wednesday to commence their latest leg of their 150 mile walk in aid of the Injured Players’ Foundation and to mark the RFU’s 150th Anniversary.
Prior to the day’s walk breakfast was served at Saltash’s Moorlands clubhouse, where CRFU Chairman Dave Saunter greeted The President of the RFU and Sally.
Speaking about his walk Jeff said “We wanted to promoted the RFU’s 150th anniversary and that’s why the walk is 150 miles.
“We are currently on day 13 and have done 128 miles so far.
“But the second reason for the walk was to meet as many people as possible in rugby.
“From my perspective I would like to thank everyone who has done so much to keep this game going.
“And the final reason for the walk was to try and raise funds for the RFU’s Injured Players’ Foundation.”
Members from Cornwall RFU then accompanied the Blackett’s on the first part of their day’s walk across the Tamar Bridge to be greeted by Devon RFU.