Rugby legend cops charity cheque

Within kicking distance of the posts at Twickenham, England rugby legend Rob Andrew receives a cheque for £5,000 on behalf of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) from Det Insp Steve Jackson of City of London Police.

The money was raised at the force's Gala Awards Dinner held in June. Rob Andrew, Director of Elite Rugby at the RFU and a patron of the charity, was joined by CRY founder and Chief Executive, Alison Cox MBE.

Alison Cox said: "This is just fabulous and will make a real difference in helping to fund our work. Our thanks go out to all City of London Police officers and staff who organised and contributed to the gala dinner and made it such a successful event."

Det Insp Jackson said: "It's a privilege to be able to represent the force and hand over our cheque for £5,000. I know, from first-hand experience, the valuable work carried out by CRY in supporting families with youngsters who suffer from heart conditions."

Exciting plans are already being drawn up for next year's force Gala Awards dinner Supt Olly Shaw, one of the principal organisers of the gala event, revealed that Centrepoint, the London charity for young homeless will be next year's beneficiary.

The theme of the gala will be a celebration of the talents of the City's younger generation.