Munster wristbands are tied to a good cause

Aine Fitzgerald

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Aine Fitzgerald

Ready to rock! Munster players show their support for Mid West Spina Bifida fundraiser
MUNSTER Rugby supporters will be encouraged to show their colours this Friday evening by purchasing a red wristband in aid of Mid West Spina.

MUNSTER Rugby supporters will be encouraged to show their colours this Friday evening by purchasing a red wristband in aid of Mid West Spina.

One of Munster Rugby’s charity partners for the 2013/2014 season, Mid West Spina Bifida, will be selling red wrist bands, embossed with Munster Rocks at the RaboDirect PRO12 League Game against Connacht in Thomond Park.

Each band costs just €2 with all proceeds going to support vital services for the Mid West Spina Bifida.

Bands will be sold prior to, during, and after the match. Sellers can be identified by their red t-shirts with Munster Rocks! on the front.

“Munster has inspired our wheelchair rugby team, Thomond Park even sponsored our jerseys, and we are honoured to be chosen as one of Munster’s charities of the season and to be affiliated with both Munster Rugby and Thomond Park,” said Lynn Buffington, development director for Mid West Spina Bifida.

The Mid West Spina Bifida Association provides a multitude of services, free of charge, to over 100 families living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. Spina Bifida is a birth defect usually resulting in paralysis of the legs. Ireland has the highest rate of Spina Bifida in the world. The charity is playing a major role in the development of wheelchair sports, levelling the playing field to give everyone a sporting chance, regardless of their ability. Indeed, Spina Bifida’s wheelchair rugby team is aptly named MunStars

Enda Lynch, commercial and marketing manager said Munster Rugby are “thrilled to play their part in supporting such a great cause”.