Raising money, awareness name of the game

AMC players  train for the charity match. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

AMC players train for the charity match. Picture: NEIL RICHARDSON

WILL the Bees sting the Vikings or will the Vikings smash the Bees?

That will be the question on the minds of patrons at tomorrow’s charity rugby game between the Australian Maritime College Vikings and Launceston Bees at Royal Park starting at 4.30pm.

The match will raise money for beyondblue, an organisation which helps tackle the issue of depression and anxiety in the community.

AMC engineering student Andrew Johnson said beyondblue was a great organisation that helped people from all walks of life.

‘‘Depression is classless, and students easily fall into depression just as any other person, with the pressure of assignment deadlines, exam study and dealing with little money,’’ Mr Johnson said.

‘‘We want to use our voice through a game of rugby to help raise awareness and funds for beyondblue.’’

Up to $1500 worth of prizes will be available on the day, with special charity jumpers also available to buy for $60.

A percentage of profits from a barbecue and drinks table will also raise funds for the charity.

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