On Friday, November 20th 2015, the Guild held a Sporting Legends Dinner in the Great Hall of Bristol Grammar School, just after the Rugby World Cup had finished.
Two of the finest rugby speakers attended. Firstly, Willie John McBride MBE, captain of the victorious Lions side in South Africa in 1974. He toured five times with the Lions, gaining 17 caps and obtained 63 caps for Ireland. With him was David Duckham MBE who was capped 36 times and is arguably England’s greatest winger of all time. He played in the victorious Lions side in New Zealand in 1971.
The dinner consisted of a three course meal, speeches, an auction and raffle.
The event raised enough money to purchase a scanner which will make the lives of disabled children easier. The scanner will be used by highly skilled physiotherapists and will spare the children the ordeal of having a general anaesthetic every time they come to the hospital.