Pronto Rugby present donation to school

Students enjoyed the opportunity to show the guys from Pronto Rugby around school today.

The rugby team, who formed last year specifically to fundraise for charity, has been raising money for both Autism East Midlands (AEM) and a mental health charity since launching.

Through taking part in games and holding raffles, they plan to continue raising funds for AEM until the end of this year.

Some of the team dropped into the school in Nottingham today (Thursday) to present their latest donation of £1,000 to AEM and to the school, and students loved hearing how the money was raised before they showed team members around the school.

"It has been good to see first hand the amazing work that's carried out at Sutherland House School," said Lee Traynor, one of the founding members of Pronto Rugby. Like other members of the group, raising money for AEM is something close to his heart. Lee (pictured on the left of the picture) has two children who have an autism diagnosis and other members of the group also have personal reasons for helping to boost awareness of autism.


"The students were amazing. It's clear to see that they are also proud of Sutherland School by the way they were so excited to show us certain parts of the school," added Lee.

"The visit has given us an increased eagerness to raise as much funds as we can for our charities; being able to add the personal touch and see where the money is going cannot be underestimated."

Deputy Headteacher, Suzannah Diamantis, said: "Thank you so much for all your continued support. It is much appreciated. We've enjoyed hosting you and the students enjoyed showing you around the school."

  • To find out more about Pronto Rugby and their fundraising activities for AEM >> read on.

Sutherland House School student, Levi, showed Pronto Rugby team players James Smith and Charlie Mason around the school, which included a visit to the science lab.

Levi shows visitors around school

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