TRIBUTE has been paid to a community-spirited Rugbeian in the form of a generous donation to charity.
A dinner dance was held in memory of Vinod Mistry, who passed away last year after a battle with bone marrow cancer.
Rugby Hindu charity Shree Prajapati Association (SPA) raised £5,200 from the event, organised in honour of its valued member ‘Vinny’.
To help patients like Vinny, the charity donated the money to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire where he was treated.
A vein finder – also affectionately known as ‘Vinny’ – has been purchased with the money, to allow staff to easily locate patient’s veins.
Ramesh Mistry from SPA said: “The vein finder is transforming the way medical staff can identify veins that are difficult to locate, in particular within young, elderly and cancer patients.
“There is no doubt this will leave a lasting legacy of Vinod Mistry and I would like to thank all those who kindly donated for this worthy cause on behalf of SPA Rugby.”