Rugby game tribute to loving mum

TWO young rugby players have paid a muddy tribute to their courageous mother who fought a brave battle with motor neurone disease.

TWO young rugby players have paid a muddy tribute to their courageous mother who fought a brave battle with motor neurone disease.

Tom and Harry Fraser joined school friends and rugby enthusiasts at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds at the weekend to pay tribute to their mother Rosie.

The pair raised money for the St Nicholas Hospice Care, based in Bury, where Mrs Fraser died on October 25 on the same day her sister Suzie Rush, who also has the condition, completed a charity quad bike ride for St Nicholas.

Mrs Fraser died with her husband of over 25 years, Charlie Fraser, and her two sons by her side after enjoying a “lovely family evening” together.


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The 46-year-old of Great Saxham near Bury had battled with motor neurone disease for four years.

Harry, a 22-year-old estate management under-graduate at Northumbria University, said Saturday's match between his Headmaster's Invitational 15 and the Old Culfordians was, along with his brother, their note of respect for an “inspirational” mother.

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He said: “We wanted to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice because they treated Mum through out her illness and they took her in at the last minute.

“They have always been there and supported us. My mum was also very sporty and she did a lot to promote sport at Culford and so it seemed very appropriate thing to do when the school approached me about a tribute match.

“I will always remember mum for all the things she did for us - she was a pivotal person in both our lives.

“She was always there to push me and I will always love her for that. People often say your parents are such important figures but there is a massive hole in my life, which I don't think any figure will ever be able to fill.”

Mrs Fraser was educated at Culford School and grew up in Thetford.

A statement released by St Nicholas Hospice added: “She (Mrs Fraser) was known for her energetic spirit, infectious humour and her ability to speak as she saw things, a great attribute, as people always knew where they were with her.”

The Headmaster's Invitational 15 won the match 36 to nil.

Mrs Fraser's sister, Suzie Rush, completed a quad bike challenge to ride the length of the country.

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