Sandown and Shanklin RFC Calendar 2024
Sandown and Shanklin RFC Calendar 2024 – fundraising for the Luke Orton crowdfunder.
Luke was seriously injured whilst playing for Ryde Rhinos during the beach rugby of the South Island Sevens 2023 back in July – more details below.
£5 from each calendar sale will go to the Luke Orton appeal during the pre-order period, at the pre-order price of £14.99. Sales after the pre-order period will be at £16.99, whereby £7 per calendar will go to the crowdfunder.
Pre-orders end Friday 23 November 2023 – order the Sandown and Shanklin RFC Calendar 2024 here
Luke’s team mate and Wight Rhinos Skipper, Michael Cooper, subsequently setup a crowdfunder page for Luke and his family.
“On Saturday 22nd July Luke was playing in a beach rugby tournament and went in for tackle like any rugby player would. Unfortunately something went horribly wrong.
He has broken his neck (C5 vertebrae) which has pressed onto his spinal cord and left him currently unable to feel anything chest down.
A truly scarey situation for anyone to be in.
Like anyone Luke is just a normal guy with bills to pay, a family and friends worried sick about him and what the future holds.
We are looking to raise some money to help cover travel costs, time of work and anything else the family may need during this terrible time.
The page will be updated as and when there is more information on Lukes recovery and any money raised but not required to help will then be donated to a rugby injury charity or one to support others in similar situations.
Luke himself is just a larger then life character and the news has left everyone who knew him shocked and so worried. But we all know he is a fighter and won’t quit, so will do everything he can to be back to normal once able.
Thank you”Michael Cooper, Skipper, Ryde Rhinos
Luke is also a player for Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club.
To help continue the awareness and fundraising for Luke, whilst he receives treatment and care on the mainland, the calendar has been launched to help raise funds for his family and him.
A minimum of 30 calendar orders are required for the calendar to go to print.
Images within the calendar are of SSRFC 1XV and 2XV teams 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons.
*This may be subject to change but no later than 30 November 2023, pending the number of orders received.
A4, 13 pages (incl cover), full-colour. 4-7 player images per page (approx 60 images in the calendar**), with images captured 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons from Sandown and Shanklin RFC 1XV and 2XV teams.
A minimum of £5 per calendar will go to the Luke Orton crowdfunding appeal to help his family and him following his rugby injury, during his treatment and recovery. If the calendar goes to print and sales continue at the post pre-order price of £16.99, £7 per calendar will go to the crowdfunder.
Includes UK P&P (via Royal Mail Tracked 48 hour)
Packed in a cardboard envelope.
Please note: This is a pre-order, incl. a pre-order price, with a minimum required total orders of 30 in order for the calendar to go to print. Your payment card (debit/credit card) will not be debited until the product has reached the minimum target and for the product to become generally available. Pre-orders are until 23 November 2023, after which the price will revert to £16.99.
Release is expected from 1st December 2023, and dispatch of the calendars is expected to take place during December 2023 (subject to the calendar going to print, as mentioned above).
**Whilst efforts are made to include as many players in the calendar, there is no guarantee that every player in Sandown and Shankin RFC 1XV and 2XV teams of 2022-23 and 2023-24 are included and featured in the calendar pages.
Image shown is a mockup and may not reflect the final design.
A4 calendar, 297 x 210mm
13 pages, wirebound
Colour and monochrome images