Former Leeds, Bramley Buffaloes and England rugby player Dr Ikram Butt will pull on a Buffaloes shirt for a special charity game.
On Saturday, 20 November, a Buffaloes Select will be taking on Team Colostomy UK in a special fundraiser.
Bramley Buffaloes chairman and owner of Cheney Payroll Services, Martyn Cheney, said he was delighted to host the game. Mr Cheney added:
“Bramley Rugby League Club has a rich and varied history dating back to 1879, but we’re also a modern community-focused organisation who are always looking for opportunities to support initiatives that can make a difference, like Team Colostomy UK.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming them in November and helping to challenge perceptions of what it means to have a stoma.”
Giovanni Cinque, from Colostomy UK, commented on the announcement:
“Martyn and the Buffaloes have been really supportive of us ever since day one, and we were honoured that our logo featured on the sleeve of their playing shirts this year.
“After the success of our last two games, we’re really excited to have another opportunity to tackle the stoma stigma this year and look forward to an entertaining game in front of a big crowd against a club that has such a great history.”
The Buffaloes have commissioned a one-off kit for the occasion, with some of the shirts available for sale.
Team Colostomy UK versus Bramley Buffaloes kicks off at 2.30 on Saturday, 20 November at the Home of Stanningley ARLFC, Arthur Miller Stadium, Coal Hill Drive, Leeds LS13 1PA.
Entry is pay as you feel, with all proceeds to Colostomy UK.