How it all kicked off

Following on from the success of the North East Property Rugby Festival (NEPRF) inaugural event in 2017 we have continued to grow the even year on year. We have had the privilege in hosting touring teams from all across the UK (Yorkshire, Scotland, Midlands, North West) and the regional Touch Rugby goes from strength to strength.

As the Festival grows so do our ambitions to raise even more money for such an important charity, St Oswald’s Hospice.

There are few families in the North East whose lives have not been touched by St Oswald’s Hospice. The festival provides an opportunity to fundraise for this inspirational charity whilst enjoying the sport so loved by many in the industry and meeting new contacts along the way.

We are proud to work alongside this amazing charity and hope that this event will continue to grow each year, raising even more money to fund the vital services they provide.

This year's target

We have liaised with the charity and asked what would make a real difference to the Hospice. Our joint vision for 2020 is to raise sufficient funds to pay for mobile sensory equipment for Children’s Services.

St Oswald’s Hospice: Children who are very poorly or nearing the end of their life, are unable to access our multi-sensory room and benefit from the different lights, sights and sounds which are specially-designed to stimulate or relax the senses. Mobile sensory equipment can do just that, within the comfort of a child’s bedroom.

The cost of this is £10,000 and therefore this is our target.

May we take this opportunity to thank all sponsors who help in making this event possible and fingers crossed with everyone’s support we can reach our target for St Oswald’s Hospice. We would also like to thank the committee, staff and members at Northern Football Club for hosting and helping us to organise the festival and coaching the home team.

A special thanks also goes to Creative Streak Design and Four Walls PR, who, without their help, this event would not be possible.

All that is left for us to do is wish everyone who attends a great day, enjoy the rugby and festivities and please give generously to support this fantastic local charity which serves our home community.

With thanks, North East Property Rugby Committee.


Douglas Cranston


Adam Greenwood


Patrick Matheson


Ben Hunter