David 'Jacko' Jackson went back to the school he was
once a teacher at this week, Trinity School in Aspley, to explain
to the pupils and staff all about the Nottingham Rugby Charity
Cycle Challenge and why he wants to raise money for Headway - The
brain injury association.
Commenting on the visit Jackson said, "It was great to go back
to Trinity and see a few old friends! The staff and pupils there
are fantastic and it was great of Mr McKeever and Mr Dexter to
invite me to come in and speak during assembly.
"Headway is a fantastic charity and they provide much needed
support to people and their families who are affected by brain
injuries. I was fortunate that my head injury, although it has
forced me to retire from rugby, doesn't have a great deal of impact
in my normal day to day life, other than the odd headache, blurred
vision or loss of memory.
"That is not the case for lots of other brain injury victims,
who can have their whole lives turned upside down. The reason I'm
doing the cycle challenge is to help raise money for Headway so
they can continue to provide support to those that need it. It's
great that the school are getting behind me and the charity and
want to help raise money"
In the week leading up to the Nottingham Rugby Charity Cycle
Challenge on 30th March, Mr Dexter is arranging a pupil
versus staff challenge to see who can ride the same 82 miles Jacko
will be riding, during lunchtimes throughout the week, with
donations for taking part going to Headway.
The Nottingham Rugby Charity Cycle Challenge takes place on
Sunday 30th March leaving Leeds Carnegie's Headingly
Stadium, travelling 82 miles to Meadow Lane home of Nottingham
Rugby in time for the 3pm KO when Nottingham Rugby face Leeds
To donate to the charity please visit the just giving page www.justgiving.com/nottinghamrugby