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Wales rugby star helps flood-hit Lydney rugby club with £2,000 after auction success

The Wales rugby star has boosted the total raised by the club so far. Credit: ITV West Country / PA images

A Wales rugby star has stunned fans with his generosity after raising more than £2,000 for a flood-hit rugby club in Gloucestershire.

George North raised £2,150 for Lydney RFC at a Q&A event in Wales on Monday (24 February).

Members of the club were there with a bucket collection and when the winger heard what they were doing it for, he stepped in to help.

He auctioned off some signed pictures from the Lions tours in 2013 and 2017, along with some items of old kit.

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Lydney Rugby Club was completely flooded after Storm Dennis. Credit: ITV West Country

Lydney RFC has been raising money to go towards vital repairs since it was left virtually underwater after Storm Dennis.

So far the club has raised more than £12,000.