Leicester Tigers players posed for a photo this morning before the beginning of a 25-hour record-breaking attempt to play the longest game of rugby.
It is in aid of Scotty's Little Soldiers - a charity dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British armed forces.
The charity provides treats, outings, trips and activities for families of the fallen, with the aim of offering a respite from the daily ups and downs of coping without a loved one.
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Most parts across the region will be dry but showers are likely as well as brisk winds.
30 firefighters are currently at the scene on Aston Church Road in Nechells. People are being asked to avoid the area.
Goal-scoring recordbreaker Vardy has started every game in Leicester's rise to the top of the league.