One of Jersey RFC's best-known fans will be the VIP guest at the
club's final game of the season, the annual Siam Cup clash against
Guernsey on May 2nd.
Superman actor Henry Cavill will be at St Peter in his role as an
Ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which is
the focus of a major fund-raising day coinciding with the Ipes Siam
Henry was announced as Durrell's first-ever Ambassador last
August, stepping up to underline his personal enthusiasm for
conservation by agreeing to support the work of Durrell both on his
home Island and globally. He will be involved in a busy day that
will include charity auctions for items such as exclusive tours of
the Durrell Wildlife Park, signed prints and rare merchandise, a
bucket collection and a chance to meet supporters.
The Siam Cup's history dates back to 1920 and the trophy is
competed for annually as the finale to the rugby season in the
Channel Islands. This year's event, sponsored for the second time
by specialist fund administrator Ipes, will feature four matches as
the Caesareans host their Sarnian rivals in three men's matches -
1st team, 2nd team and Veterans - and the Ladies Siam.
Commenting on the event, Henry said:
"Being a Rugby fan and someone who is keen on protecting the
wildlife of this world (rugby players included) what better place
to be than at the Siam Cup with Durrell Wildlife Conservation
Trust? It sounds like it's going to be a fantastic event! So I hope
to see you all there. You'll find me about the grounds and
clubhouse throughout the day, hopefully with a pint in hand!"
Jersey Chairman Bill Dempsey said he was delighted that Henry
had accepted the invitation to attend the Siam Cup day.
"We've been hoping that Henry would be able to find room in his
busy schedule to make it back to his home rugby club," he said.
"We're anticipating a big crowd, a fantastic atmosphere and the
chance to raise some serious funds for the Durrell Wildlife
Conservation Trust, a cause that is very close to his heart."
Dr Lee Durrell, Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife
Conservation Trust, said:
"We are overjoyed to learn that our wonderful ambassador, Henry
Cavill, will be in Jersey soon helping Durrell once more on home
ground. We couldn't have asked for a more supportive, dedicated
person to have made us his charity of choice."
Tickets for the Ipes Siam Cup, priced £10 for adults are now
available from Jersey RFC or via the JT Rewards website. Admission
for JRFC members is £5, while under 18s will be admitted free.
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