OXFORD Harlequins have come up with a charitable way to fill a blank weekend for two of their top teams.

Quins’ second and third XVs both saw this weekend’s league games postponed, with their respective opponents unable to put together a squad.

But instead of taking Saturday off, they will play a fundraising match to raise funds for the club’s two chosen charities this season: Brave Mind and Special Effect.

The former are focused on improving mental health support within rugby clubs, with 16 Quins members currently undergoing mental health first aid training.

Meanwhile, Charlbury-based Special Effect support disabled people through video games.

The Brave Mind XV will take on the Special Effect XV at Horspath Sports Ground at 1pm, with Quins raising money all day through bar sales, a raffle, a JustGiving page, donations and more.

Director of rugby Stuart Wells said: “We talk about toxic masculinity – Brave Mind is about challenging that and creating a culture shift in rugby.

“It’s helping us create an environment where players can feel they can speak up.

“We’ve been very inspired by Special Effect and said if we had any walkovers we’d hold a charity event.”

Quins first XV take on Windsor in South West 1 East immediately after, as they aim to make it nine wins out of nine for the season.

Meanwhile, Banbury Bulls travel to Marlborough, with Grove hosting leaders Bracknell and Witney on the road at Chippenham.

Chinnor have a week off in National League 1 and return to action against Plymouth Albion next Saturday.

Henley Hawks contest the only fixture in National 2 South, as they host Hinckley in a rearranged game.

It is a great opportunity for the home side to close in on the division’s pace-setters and they know a win would see them rise four places to sixth.

In Southern Counties North, Gosford All Blacks host Shipston-on-Stour, Wallingford welcome High Wycombe and Bicester travel to Stow-on-the-Wold.