ONE of Whitehaven RL’s diehard superfans Shaun Drinkwater

has been an active fundraiser

for the club for many years – and this time his fantastic fundraising efforts during the Covid lockdown has seen the club able to buy a new tractor for the ground staff.

Pictured are Shaun and Simon Taylor handing over the keys to Tommy Johnstone and Howard Robinson of the ground staff with club chairman Tom Todd also in attendance.

Missing from the photo were Stan Greaves, Jack Seeds and Bewley Pattinson.

Groundsman Tommy Johnson said of the new tractor: “On behalf of myself and the grounds staff I would like to put on record my appreciation of the support and gratitude to the fundraisers who have enabled us to upgrade our machinery”.

The club has benefited from around £20,000 alone from Shaun’s fundraising efforts over the last few years, which is an amazing amount.

Shaun and Simon still have ongoing fundraising activities for Haven, the latest being ‘Six of the Best’ which fans can join by contacting Shaun or Simon on Facebook.

The latest winner of this won £200 prize-money so the club says it is well worth entering.

Shaun and Simon also intend on running the 300 Club once again for the 2021 season, details of which will be published in the near future.