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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees admitted that the Gloucester squad were disappointed and frustrated after losing at home to Exeter, regretting that Gloucester's own errors had given the Chiefs the upper hand.
David Humphreys spoke to the local press after the Gloucester Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs on Friday was announced. Henry Purdy is making his Premiership debut for Gloucester and thoroughly deserves his chance says Humphreys.
Dan Murphy was part of a Gloucester pack which took a grip as the Sale game progressed and, ultimately, were rewarded with a late penalty try. The loose head prop says the team's improved scrummaging is down to a lot of hard work over the summer.
Gloucester clinched their first Aviva Premiership win of the season on Saturday, 34-27 over Sale Sharks, and scrum half Greig Laidlaw felt that the Kingsholm crowd played a massive part as they spurred the team on.
David Humphreys spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV after the 34-27 win over Sale Sharks at Kingsholm. The Director of Rugby praised the Kingsholm crowd for spurring the team on to a super second half comeback.