Police officers, both serving and retired, will sponsor Camborne RFC’s home match on Saturday, February 8, as part of an entertaining and fundraising afternoon.

The aim of the day is to raise as much cash as possible for the Cornwall Air Ambulance and local breast cancer charity The Mermaid Appeal.

The event, Thin Blue Line Past and Present, is the idea of former local police officers, Colin Stevenson, now part of Camborne RFC’s Sponsorship and Community Team and Matt Boyling, supported by Miller & Son Estate Agents.

The entertainment begins at 12.30pm with pre-match hospitality in the club’s Cherry & Whites Lounge Bar.

Included in the £10 admission price will be ‘Towns‘ Match Day Chilli, entry to the club’s South West League match against Coney Hill, a match programme and various money-raising activities - the highlight of which will be an auction of lots officiated over by Jeremy Miller, company partner of the family firm Miller & Son.

Amongst the items on offer will be kegs of beer, a Harlequins’ shirt, Harlequins’ signed ball and tickets for future Camborne RFC matches.

Colin said: “We thought it would be a good idea to get some policemen past and present to a rugby game to raise funds for charity and at the same time enjoy some decent local rugby.

"We asked Jeremy Miller to run a small auction for us because his company is a stalwart supporter of the club and Jeremy is always great entertainment. Good food, fund raising for Cornish charities and a great game of rugby thrown in - is there a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Camborne in mid-winter?”

Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Colin via stevocrfc@aol.co.uk or Matt via mat.boyling@gmail.com.