BATHURST Bulldogs Old Boys rugby team is among the community groups spreading some cheer by contributing to the Salvation Army and 2BS Toy Appeal.
Allen Spencer, who is in the team, said while the Bathurst Bulldogs Old Boys side is only two years old, old boys rugby in Bathurst has been going strong for three decades.
Mr Spencer said the Bathurst Bulldogs approached the team to join the club two years ago and they got two complete sides as a result.
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He said part of the criteria for joining was to give something back to the community and said in addition to the toy drive, the Bulldogs Old Boys are involved in three or four charity events a year.
He said members were asked to bring along a toy for the Salvation Army appeal and 50 had been collected.
Mr Spencer laughed that it was heartwarming to see a big front-rower carrying in his doll for the collection.
"I know us old boys can't wait for next year to start up. We did okay this year: despite the restrictions, we still managed to get 12 games in. But we can't wait for 2021 to start," he said.
Anyone wanting to donate to the Salvation Army and 2BS Toy Appeal can do so by dropping a new toy, unwrapped, to 2BS in George Street.
Gift cards are also welcome as donations in the appeal.