Bath Rugby Foundation raised more than £9,100 at a fundraising dinner recently held at The Ivy Bath Brasserie on Milsom Street, Bath.

The Bath Rugby Foundation – which is the charitable arm of Bath Rugby that works towards bridging the gap between Bath’s poorest and most affluent areas while building a positive, supportive community – sold tickets for the event, hosted by club president David Trick. Ex-Bath and England player turned TV pundit David Flatman and fly-half for Bath and England Freddie Burns were also in attendance.

Guests enjoyed a Champagne and canapé reception, followed by a three-course dinner, before listening to some insightful stories from the trio of players, and took part in a short auction of three amazing prizes. All of the proceeds were donated to Bath Rugby Foundation.

“It’s been a magnificent evening in a super venue and how fortunate we are that The Ivy Bath Brasserie chose us as a charity and have put this all on for us,” said David Trick, president of the club and fundraiser at Bath Rugby Foundation.

“Rugby is such an important part of the fabric of Bath, so we knew we wanted to get involved and support the brilliant work of The Bath Rugby Foundation when we opened in the city,” said Katja Kammerer, general manager at The Ivy Bath Brasserie. “We’re thrilled that our first event was such a success, and can see this becoming an annual fixture in the The Ivy Bath Brasserie calendar.”

To find out more about Bath Rugby Foundation, visit: bathrugbyfoundation.com