In 2003, Pied Piper volunteers started to man the turnstiles at Kingsholm for Gloucester Rugby home matches. Both parties are delighted to confirm that the arrangement will continue in 2009-10.
Over 30 volunteers help to operate the turnstiles, a role which includes checking the validity of every match ticket before entry is allowed into the ground.
The Pied Piper Appeal raises money in order to make a difference for sick children in the County by providing child friendly equipment to aid their recovery.
They do this through their various fundraising activities as well as a regular annual contribution from Gloucester Rugby.
To date over the past six years, in association with Gloucester Rugby, £73,454 has been raised for Pied Piper which excludes income for the 2008-9 season which is expected to be in the region of £10,000.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Premiership Rugby have this morning confirmed the order of fixtures for the 2015/16 season, and Gloucester Rugby will start their campaign at Kingston Park, taking on Newcastle Falcons on Friday 16 October, 19:45.