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Princess Anne to attend Aviva Premiership Rugby match in Milton Keynes

It has been announced by Hankook Tyre UK that Princess Anne will attend the upcoming Aviva Premiership Rugby match between Northampton Saints and Saracens in April.

Hankook Tyre UK has been a partner charity to Transaid, of which The Princess Royal is patron of, since 2006. Owing to her patronage of Transaid, they have invited Princess Anne to attend the rugby match at stadiumMK in Milton Keynes.

Speaking of The Princess Royal’s attendance at the rugby match, the Managing Director of Hankook Tyre UK, Mr Jong Jin Park, said: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome HRH The Princess Royal in her role as patron of Transaid as it further cements our long-standing relationship with them in addition to providing our local community with a real sense of pride. It also gives us great pleasure to extend our support even further with the combined efforts of the Northampton Saints, who have been kind enough to work with us in helping to develop additional fundraising activities which will take place later in the season.”

Commenting on the upcoming match, the CEO of Northampton Saints, Allan Robson, said: “We’re honoured that HRH The Princess Royal will be joining us at stadiumMK for what is one of the biggest matches of our season. We have had an excellent relationship with Hankook for a number of years and are delighted to support their charity work in this way. Having HRH The Princess Royal at the game will add to the occasion and make it an even more memorable day for everyone present.”

The upcoming rugby game between Saracens and Northampton Saints is a re-match from last year’s Aviva Premiership final. Last year’s game was the first ever match to go into extra time, and Northampton clinched the title by scoring a try in the very last minute of the game. Both Northampton Saints ans Saracens are in the Aviva Premiership’s top four teams, and the game ahead is expected to be a memorable one of the clubs and rugby fans alike.

The CEO of Transaid, Gary Forster, commented: “Hankook have been a truly valuable supporter of Transaid over the years contributing to various projects and fundraising initiatives. It is the support of globally recognised brands such as Hankook that enables us to test and run a range of new transport solutions for people who really need it. We’re delighted that Hankook and the Northampton Saints joined forces to aid our initiatives and look forward to working together to make a positive impact to many lives across Africa.”

Transaid was first established by Save The Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The charity’s aim is to share and develop the skills and knowledge of people in the local area so that they can control and oversee the use of transport systems.

Princess Anne will attend the match on 25th April. StadiumMK is set to host three Rugby World Cup games in 2015.

You can purchase tickets for the game through Ticketmaster here.

Featured photo credit: Smiling via photopin (license)

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