East Dorset Rugby Club has set up a memorial fund for their 30-year-old prop Jamie Davis.
The fundraiser surpassed its original target of £3,500, then being raised to £5,000.
Nearly 200 people have donated to the cause, accompanied by over 900 shares.
The money is being raised for the family to cover arrangements, with any extra money be going towards a charity of his wife’s choice.
Committee member and Captain of the female rugby team Morgan Edwards said: “Jamie was a really dedicated member of the club.
“He supported us all throughout the season as our tight head prop on our senior men’s first team, and would dedicate himself over the summer and outside of season too.
“He was really committed to any sort of add hock and external fundraising that we did as a club.”
members of the community are coming together to raise funds for Jamie; the club will be hosting a memorial game and the Oakmeadian’s Rugby Club will be holding a quiz night next Tuesday.
Morgan Edwards added that the Dorset and Wilts Rugby Football Union will be “making it standard that everybody who has a game in the league this weekend is holding a minute’s silence.”
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