Tigers 'incredibly grateful' for tasty rewards after tough year

Ely Tigers receive Christmas gift from Burwell Co-op store

Ely Tigers Rugby Club members received chocolate selection boxes in the run-up to Christmas. - Credit: Facebook/Ely Tigers Rugby Club

They could not hold their usual Christmas events, but Ely Tigers thought of a tasty alternative to ensure all its teams a festive treat. 

The club handed nearly 200 chocolate selection boxes to members after the idea was pitched by Tigers president Serena Storey. 

Ely Tigers receive Christmas gift from Burwell Co-op store

Ely Tigers Rugby Club members received chocolate selection boxes in the run-up to Christmas. - Credit: Facebook/Ely Tigers Rugby Club

Tigers then got in touch with under 12s coach Steve Smith, also manager of the Co-op store in Burwell, about an application for its community donation fund to reward members after a tough year. 

Chris Day, chairman of Ely Tigers, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Steve and the Co-op for their help, it enabled us to put a smile on a lot of faces!” 

Ely Tigers receive Christmas gift from Burwell Co-op store

Ely Tigers Rugby Club members received chocolate selection boxes in the run-up to Christmas. - Credit: Facebook/Ely Tigers Rugby Club

Ely Tigers receive Christmas gift from Burwell Co-op store

Ely Tigers Rugby Club members received chocolate selection boxes in the run-up to Christmas. - Credit: Facebook/Ely Tigers Rugby Club

Tigers’ attention now turns to next year where they hope to return to league action. 

Chris added: “We have been hugely appreciative of how much our members and the local community have engaged with our fundraising efforts.


Ely Tigers receive Christmas gift from Burwell Co-op store

Ely Tigers Rugby Club members received chocolate selection boxes in the run-up to Christmas. - Credit: Facebook/Ely Tigers Rugby Club

“This is something we will definitely be doing more of going forward.”