Kendal Rugby Club has raised £2,000 for Parkinson's UK in memory of one of their former players.

Stephen Green, the chairman of the club, presented the cheque for £1,000 on Thursday, with Barclays set to match the fundraising total.

The efforts were done to honour the legacy of Paul Smith, who was described as being a 'great friend' to many at the club.

Club president Arthur Perie said: "We wanted to do something in memory of him, and in a way that he would have liked, by having some fun over dinner before the rugby.

"The fact that the money is going to a cause that was very close to his heart seemed like the right thing to do."

Mr Perie led the pre-match hospitality raffle which was the main source behind the total that was eventually raised.

The cheque presentation involved Mr Green alongside Craig Hine from Barclays, Beryl from Parkinsons UK and Paul's wife Cath Smith.

Cath added: "I just want to thank them for inviting me along today. 

"I felt honoured and proud of the fund raising the club did in Paul's memory - it was very special."

Parkinson's UK focuses its work on finding a cure for the disease, whilst simultaneously providing care for those living with the condition throughout the country.

They deliver vital information, helping explain the disease when people are given the news, fund ground breaking research, and get behind fundraising campaigns.

The club took the time to applaud their fans for continuously supporting the various charities they back over the course of the year.

There are no signs of their fundraising efforts stopping either, with the next beneficiary already selected.

The next nominated charity will be in memory of Craig Ross, a 'valued and hugely missed' volunteer to the club, supporting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust.