Lions Great Gavin Hastings raises thousands for Cambodian Children

Former rugby captain Gavin Hastings attended a rugby fundraiser that raised more than $8,400 to help educate youngsters with hearing difficulties. Hastings, full-back and former captain of Scotland and the British and Irish Lions, joined world-famous master of ceremonies, auctioneer and rugby commentator, Justin ‘Sambo’ Sampson as a speaker at the Cambodia Rugby Charity Gala.

The gala, organised by Innov8 Event, saw a string of top goods being auctioned off for Cambodia Rugby Federation’s Grasroots programme, which is working with more than 70 children across 11 schools and organisations, including KrousarThmey. This is a charity school for kids with hearing impairments.

Prizes included a private tour of the Royal Palace, a weekend stay in Siem Reap with a helicopter tour, a return business flight to Hong Kong and weekend retreats across Cambodia. In total, the auction raised $8,425.50.