Popular rugby referee Nigel Owens has offered to help clubs affected by flooding from Storm Dennis.
On social media, the Welshman made the offer to give clubs signed jerseys for them to auction off to raise valuable funds.
To all the rugby clubs out there. If u think it will help & you want a signed ref jersey of mine that maybe helpful to auction or raffle off to help raise some funds after storm Dennis then please let me know. Will DM you to get sorted. Thinking of u all who have suffered from it pic.twitter.com/ZubqzZm9kj— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) February 17, 2020
This comes as rugby pitches and clubhouses across the UK were hit by rising flood waters, with Cross Keys and Bedwas RFC seeing some of the worst damage.
Bedwas RFC has launched a fundraising campaign saying their insurance will not cover flood damage.
The club says there has been tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage and the community has pulled together to help in their clean-up.
A spokesman for Bedwas RFC said: “Following assessment of the club’s interior, we can confirm that our lounge, function room, bar, cellar and rugby facilities have taken extensive and serious damage due to the flooding from Storm Dennis.
“As a result, Bedwas RFC will be closed until further notice. Please keep an eye out on our social media and website for information regarding rugby fixtures and events as we look to begin the process of getting the club up and running again.”