Le Grande Weekend


Total raised

from a target of £500.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


The villages of Aboyne and the Bordeaux city suburb of Martignas are Twinned as part of a cultural exchange programme. This Twinning is there to promote the building of cultural, personal and sporting ties between the two towns.

As part of this association, the rugby clubs of Deeside and Martignas have formed a bond at Under 14 age grade, where by each club visits the other with aim of allowing the kids to experience the culture and build friendship all through the medium of a rugby match. Thus, a touring part of 34 boys and girls from Martignas RFC will be travelling to Deeside for a weekend including visiting a pipe band championship, participating in Highland Games, a ceilidh, orienteering and of course a rugby match between clubs. This will take place over the weekend of 10th to 13th May 2019.

Our main aim for this weekend if that the kids have an experience that will remain with them for their lifetime and foster lasting relationships. In these uncertain times it is more important than ever to promote relationship building with our European neighbours.

Naturally this weekend will have expenses to cover for our French visitors and we have a budget of £2500 for the weekend to cover the various activities planned.  We have set a target of £500 in general fundraising to help towards the overall costs.

Please donate anything you can to make the weekend a Grande success.

Thank you for your support.

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£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Ian Finlayson


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Alan MacLeod


£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)