A team of volunteers, coaches and players have been making the most of their daily exercise by helping out in the community.

Cockermouth RUFC, which is based at Strawberry How, want to do their bit to help in these difficult times.

Coach Chris Wright said: “Over the weekend, club volunteers, coaches and players used their one-hour of exercise a day, and within social distancing rules, to be out in the community doing a good deed.

“There was a fantastic range of good deeds done and a good range of ages showing the depth of our great club.”

U11’s player Samson Scales completed a litter pick in his neighbourhood, while second team coach Ryan Whelan did some gardening for a neighbour.

Ethan (U14) and Jamie (U12) Black chose to help out some neighbours with their gardening and daily dog walks.

“A community offer came in from the Davids on Mayo Street. They looked awesome in their club attire as they posed for a photo promoting walkers to pick up pre-planted small trees and plants along their walk,” said Chris.

“U12 player Cole Burgess cleared up his communal green and U16 player Frazer Murray cut his neighbours’ grass.”

Chris tidied up under the old railway bridge on the river Cocker where lots of litter had spoiled the river walk.

U11s coach Brian Golightly and son George picked up litter along their favourite walkway while second team captain Charlie Poate and his son Sam, who is in the U6s, picked up litter in the park.

“Sam has since asked Charlie if they can do this regularly, which is great,” added Chris.

First team player James Sewell cut grass for neighbours and U12 player Alfie Wright collected litter on his local sports field. Every day Alfie Bundock from the U11s delivers a newspaper to an elderly neighbour.

Bobby (U11s) and Molly Bell made sure the rugby pitch at Broughton was in good order.

Brogan Thompson (U11s) did a great litter pick and Alex from the U8s is planning to do a half marathon in his back garden next sat for Hospice for Home.

“Henry did a litter pick on his way to his great granny’s house where he talks to her from the front garden on the phone.”

Club captain Sam Wilson has been busy making cookies and delivering notes to neighbours.

The club is keen to help out as much as it can. “The support we get from the community is a huge part of our ongoing success,” said Chris.

Under usual conditions, the seniors train on a Saturday and mini/midi/juniors on Sunday.