You may have seen an appeal from the local Rugby Club for funds to help the Portobello Hornets, the club’s junior teams. Thanks to the lockdown, the club, like every other sports organisation, has (as you’ll hear) been hit by a massive reduction in income. So they have resorted to crowd funding in order to raise the money to buy new kit for the growing number of young members, not just the club strips but more specialist equipment as well. The Hornets’ coach, Vic Rickis who's also Vice President of the Rugby Club and convener of the young persons' programme, met Porty Podcast Producer David Calder down near the Prom – players, young and old, sometimes train on the beach. David asked him about the Hornets (sometimes known as the Porty Minis).
The club has a Just Giving page which started off by asking supporters to raise £500 – but that target keeps getting broken and new targets set. Anyone who contributes will be entered into a raffle with prizes donated by local firms. You can add to their total by following this link https://tinyurl.com/y5uz26et