Thousands of pounds have been raised through a Help for Heroes charity day organised at Kettering RFC last weekend.
The event, which coincided with the first team’s opening home game of the season against Market Rasen & Louth, also featured a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast, a session of O2 touch rugby and a veterans’ match at the Waverley Road club.
Chairman Lennie Newman said: “It was a tremendous event. We are supporting Help for Heroes for the whole season and we thought it was fitting to have a complete day for it.”
He said all gate receipts, the proceeds from a raffle and a donation from the club will go to the charity.
And although a final total has not yet been announced, Mr Newman said it was likely to number in the thousands.
He added: “The place rocked from 10am until midnight. It was a worthy cause, and I imagine we had in excess of 2,500 people coming through.”
He also paid tribute to the event organiser Lee Daniel.