WORKINGTON town have encouraged community clubs to attend a special day in memory of a much-loved West Cumbrian rugby star, who died suddenly earlier this year.

Friends and family of two hugely popular characters from rugby league Logan Holgate and Gary McMahon came together earlier this year to launch a life-saving fundraising campaign in their memory, after their sudden deaths.

In celebration of their lives, the ‘Logan and Gary’s Lions Heart Fund’ has been established to provide heart screening for the community rugby league game in Cumbria and across the Northwest.

This Sunday, June 25 Workington Town RLFC will use their game against Midlands Hurricanes to give their support to the cause.

The game will be part of a charity day with gates opening from 12:30pm until late.

Director Graeme Peers said: “It’s a full fundraising day, the first game will start at around 1pm, leading on from that their will be special presentation and then onto the main match in the charity shirt for Logan and Gary’s lionhearts fund, which has been designed by two young ladies from the Hensingham area.

“The kits full of symbols which basically say all about what the charity is, we just want to raise as much money as we can for the fund.

“We will hang their flags up and show how many community clubs are actually at the game, so come in your colours and come together for something that is going to help all of your players, we are going to try and raise money that will help everyone’s club and also celebrate two people’s lives- Logans and Gary’s and just trying to do our bit.”

When asked why they felt it important to support the cause, Mr Peers said: “We felt that we needed to do something, this (Logans death) had a massive effect on everyone in the local games.

“Every pound raised basically will be spent in Cumbria to support the community game, they support us and we will be doing everything we can to support them.”

Early bird tickets are available now at the clubs website, with the chance to save money on normal matchday prices.