A group of rugby players who dress in drag to raise money for charity have been told to stop wearing women’s clothes in case it offends to LGBT community.
Upton Rugby Club, in Worcestershire, raised over £40,000 for a local hospice over the last 18 years by wearing fancy dress for their charity events.
But they have now been told their choice of attire could be deemed offensive by charity bosses – despite not receiving a single complaint.
Father-of-three Mark Tomlinson, 54, who is a member of the rugby club, has been helping to organise the ‘Leo Sayer All Dayer’ since 2003.
But he was left gobsmacked to be told by St Richard’s Hospice they would no longer be publicising the event over fears it might upset the LGBT community.
He has now lodged a formal complaint with the Worcester-based hospice, where his wife Pip died of cancer in 2008, and described the decision as ‘PC gone mad’.