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Australian rugby star to visit Island for local charity

David Campese was the first man to achieve a world record of 64 tries and the first man in Australian history to play 101 tests for his country.

An Australian rugby star will visit the Island later this year to raise funds for a local charity.

David Campese will speak at an event sponsored by Quinn Legal in Woodbourne House, Douglas on 11 November, to help raise funds for Wooden Spoon Isle of Man.

Wooden Spoon is a children’s rugby grant-making charity which funds life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland.

David was the first man to achieve a world record of 64 tries and the first man in Australian history to play 101 tests for his country.

The evening will be hosted by John Inverdale, who has presented sports programmes on radio and TV for the BBC and Sky.

Chairman of Wooden Spoon Isle of Man, Allan Thompson said: 'We are extremely grateful to Quinn Legal for providing the funding to help make the event happen. This year we are raising funds for Orry’s Discovery Garden for the purchase of specialist equipment across the Island for children with special needs, and in these times of financial difficulties we greatly appreciate their support.'

For further information or to reserve your place at the dinner please contact Ian Forrest 434991 or Jo McCabe 321929.

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