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Tesco hosts Wembley rugby fun day

The supermarket chain also donated £1,000 to a local Brent rugby team

Deputy manager Kay Coggins and community champion Nelam Patel with stars from Kilburn Cosmos RFC

Customers at the Tesco Extra store at Wembley were treated to a rugby fun day on Saturday (October 4) which included food, drinks and games with the local rugby club also receiving a boost thanks to a generous donation.

The Kilburn Cosmos junior team attended the fun day, fundraising for the club by packing customers' shopping, with the supermarket rewarding the youngsters with a £1000 donation.

The Kilburn Cosmos are the only rugby club in Brent and have been part of the local community since 1996.

Their aim is to make rugby as accessible as it can be to the local community and they welcome players of all ages and abilities who want to play rugby in a fun and safe environment.

Paul Quinn from the Kilburn Cosmos said: “We were delighted to be involved with the rugby fun day at Tesco Wembley Extra and would like to thank the team for their generous donation which will provide special player of the week t-shirts for the mini and junior teams at the club.”

Tesco Wembley Extra store manager Scott Walder said: “All the team here at the Tesco Extra store would like to thank the Kilburn Cosmos for coming down and helping our customers.

“The atmosphere was fantastic all afternoon and created a real buzz around the Rugby tournament.”

To celebrate the six weeks of rugby, the store also had a host of food and drinks for customers to sample from local London suppliers.

These included East London pie supplier, Square Pie, and their range of steak and ale and chicken and mushroom pies, and Wandle Ale from Sambrookes brewery based in Battersea.

To entertain customers the store also set up an inflatable Rugby game in the car park which tested customer’s accuracy and speed. Customers that hit the target received rugby balls and the top scorer of the day received an official England rugby t-shirt.

Mr Walder added: “We hope that all our customers enjoyed all the food and drinks on offer. In store we’re really gripped by the tournament and we hope the fun day helped share our excitement with customers.”

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