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Gloucester Rugby to hold mental health awareness game in support of Danny Cipriani

The club are pledging to donate money from every ticket sold to the Samaritans. Credit: Gloucestershire Live

Gloucester Rugby are to slash ticket prices for their next home game against Sale Sharks to raise awareness of mental health and to promote kindness through the #bekind campaign.

It comes after star player Danny Cipriani shared his grief in a series of tweets over the death of TV Presenter Caroline Flack.

The club are pledging to donate £5 from every ticket sold to the the Gloucester & District Samaritans.

The club want to do something positive to allow fans to show their support for Danny Cipriani Credit: Google Images

Gloucester are also setting setting up a donation page so that anyone who wants to give more to the Samaritans can contribute.

Adults and concessions tickets will cost £35 seating anywhere and £25 standing for the game on Friday, February 28, while 18-25 year-olds can get tickets for £20 anywhere in the ground.

We wanted to find a way of turning something so awful into something positive. Our idea is to make it easy for fans to show their support for Danny [Cipriani] at this incredibly difficult time for him, as well as highlighting mental health issues and raising money for the Gloucester & District Samaritans.

I was at training yesterday and we talked through with Danny what we were doing and what he would like to do and the amount of support and love he’s had online is fantastic.

It makes such a difference. There’s nothing anybody can do to make the situation better but knowing people care and support is just amazing.

– Lance Bradley, Gloucester Chief Executive