I have been a life-long rugby supporter and have been fortunate as a parent to have a son who has played at local, county, regional and national level age grade rugby for Scotland.

Having worked as a nurse in the NHS for nearly 42 years, most of the time in the area of children and families, with almost 20 years of that working with children looked after and care experienced young people I am about to retire. My recent area of work has been across the Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire localities.

Knowing what a fantastic group of people the rugby community is, especially when it comes to supporting those children, young people and their families in their area who may be less able to access assistance, I wanted to support the work of Bath Rugby Foundation.

I would like to kindly ask those friends and colleagues rather than contributing to a retirement gift for me, they would like to donate the money to the foundation, however large or small.

Bath Rugby Foundation I know will use the resource wisely and this will most certainly benefit children and young people in the locality.

Thank you all in advance