THE RYDGES POST
Love charities that have creativity and fun attached to them – the Cauliflower Club is such a charity. Founded 12 months ago it is going great guns. In a nutshell it has its base in like-minded rugby brethren but is open to all-comers. For non-rugby folk, cauliflower ears are those ugly appendages seen each side of a rugby forward’s head – they are caused by packing into none-too-gentle scrums. And forwards are the reason rugby backs can still look pretty.
The Cauliflower Club raises money for people with disabilities, particularly those disabled due to a sporting injury. The money is raised by membership and optional tax deductible ‘fines’ – members may agree to pay $50 every time a rugby front-rower scores s try in a test match. It doesn’t happen that often. And the second annual fund-raising luncheon will be held on Friday, November 15 from 12 noon at The Westin Hotel, Martin Place, Sydney. The cost is $165 and that includes a fully catered lunch and three tickets in the raffles for a chance to win holidays and other prizes. There are also fabulous guest speakers.
Peter FitzSimons is club President and Nick Farr-Jones Vice President and the special guests at the lunch are Sir Nicholas Shehadie and Richie Benaud OBE. There will also be a fair few rough looking heads and some thankful good-looking backs. More info on the luncheon and the club here - http://www.cauliflowerclub.com/.