A FUNDRAISER to replace the broken posts at Amesbury Rugby Club has smashed its target - raising more than £1,300 so far.

This includes a single donation of £500 from charity Locker Stash Rugby.

It comes after Storm Ciara left the club needing hundreds of pounds to repair one of its posts.

The club, which is based on Archers Way, were hoping to raise £800, after one of the posts was completely buckled, and broken beyond repair during the storm.

Duncan Souster, chairman of the club, says the response of the community has been "absolutely mindblowing".

He said: "What an amazing thing when your community responds in this way. This is way more than we possibly thought we could have ask for, and we are just amazed that individuals that we don't even know have helped us like this.

"This money goes a long to helping us replace both sets of posts now - which will cost around £1,800".

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The club need to get the posts replaced as soon as possible, and were hoping to get them some time next week as they still have quite a few home fixtures to fulfil in their senior men’s and women’s leagues.

Due to the size of the posts, it may end up taking two or three weeks before they are delivered and installed.

Duncan added: "We have to push back or rearrange a couple more fixtures, which is a shame, but we are so grateful so have received this money from the community. It is bonkers."

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