A group of Isle of Wight prison service will take on police staff in a charity rugby match in aid of Islander Luke Orton, who suffered a life changing injury last year.

The event is hoping to raise funds to support Luke, who was a player at Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club before he suffered a life-changing injury in July.

Luke suffered a catastrophic neck injury while playing in a beach rugby tournament at Ryde. 

His family are in the midst of a significant project to convert the family home to give Luke a living space and to bring him home from hospital.

The money raised at the charity event will go towards helping the family with these costs.

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The match will take place at Sandown and Shanklin Rugby Club, with kick-off at 6pm.

Bar and food will be available at the charity event, with raffle tickets available before and at the match for £5 per strip of five tickets.

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