SNAPSHOT: Benefit ball

England rugby World Cup winning scrum-half, Matt Dawson is turning a great year for him into a profitable one for NSPCC.

England's captain Martin Johnson led the victorious team, complete with the William Webb Ellis Cup, into Dawson's Ball at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London last Thursday, where dinner guests raised funds for his club benefit year. The year is in recognition of Dawson's long service to the game and his record as England's most capped scrum-half. He has promised to donate a share - yet to be decided - of his benefit year funds to the charity's Full Stop campaign. Giles Pegram, NSPCC's director of appeals, said: "I would like to say a big thank you to Matt. The whole team has supported our work since 2001 and has raised £125,000, alongside the incalculable worth in raising awareness." Also pictured is Nick Hurrell, chief executive of M&C Saatchi and chairman of Dawson's Rugby Ball Committee.

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