Mark Cueto becomes Child Victims of Crime patron

Mark Cueto Yazoo Tag Rugby AmbassadorEngland Rugby International and Sale Sharks Captain Mark Cueto has become the patron for Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), the only national police children’s charity.

The charity was founded by the British Police Rugby Section and its purpose is to support children whose lives have been affected by crime. The CVOC Tag Rugby Festival, the only National Tag Rugby Festival in the UK, is one of the charity’s key projects and one of the reasons for Mark Cueto becoming involved. The initiative was developed to promote children’s safety, health and welfare and to encourage their social inclusion and community involvement.

Dominic Chambers, Child Victims of Crime CEO comments:

“We are delighted to have Mark on board as a patron for the charity. He has always shown support for our work through his involvement in the RFU YAZOO TAG Rugby programme and is a natural fit as a CVOC patron. Mark will be supporting one of this year’s main fundraising events, the ‘Challenging Times Tour’ in which myself and three other riders will cycle to every policy HQ In England and Wales covering a distance of over 1800 miles in 7 days, riding non stop in a relay from Northumbria, through Manchester and on the last leg on the 12th June to Cumbria HQ. Mark will also be attending the Tag Final in July, a big event in the CVOC calendar.

Mark Cueto comments:

“Being asked to become a patron for the CVOC was an honour and I didn’t hesitate to accept.  Since becoming a dad the work of the CVOC is ever more emotive and I’m really looking forward to working closer with them and the police coaches over the coming months. I played mini-rugby as a young lad and have some really happy memories from those times so I’m looking forward to creating similar experiences for the children.”

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