We at rugbyunited pride ourselves in our support of charities, both financially and in helping them raise their profiles. Many of our rugbyunited supporters are also active charity workers and we try to support all of them in any way possible. rugbyunited’s Richard Church-Keen provides a brief overview on a selection of the charities we support, if you wish to be added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SODA or survivors of domestic abuse are our newest charity partners. SODA is very close to becoming a registered charity supporting men, women and children who have been sufferers of domestic abuse and we at #rugbyunited have vowed to help support and promote them whenever we can. Down the line we aim to be able to help with a fundraising event. Follow them at @SODAnationwide on Twitter!
The Jungle Crows Foundation is a small charity based in Calcutta, India that uses rugby to make a difference in the lives of the children and young people that play and train with us. We run a Sport for Development programme called Khelo Rugby where we deliver a fun and enjoyable sporting experience along with some key social development messages. The Crows work in Calcutta, Chennai, Siliguri and Dumka and are always on the look out to reach more children and share our passion for rugby. www.junglecrows.org
We are the RFU Injured Players Foundation, please see www.rfuipf.org.uk for the latest information of follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/therugbycharity
With the backing of the Rugby Family, we look after seriously injured players for life and help prevent future injuries through research and education.
Our mission is to be there for every seriously injured player, whatever their
playing level, whatever their age, now and forever. And we must continue to make research breakthroughs to make the game safer and improve the care of those injured. But we need everyone that loves our great game to get involved. 100% of your support goes directly to injured players and prevention research – because the RFU cover all our admin costs.
Homeless Rugby aims is to build strong, local, grass-roots partnerships between professional and amateur rugby clubs and their local homelessness charities and services to facilitate new teams and opportunities to participate in rugby for the most vulnerable.
All over the country, homelessness charities and organisations work to bring people off the street and into temporary hostel accommodation. But once someone has made that first step, they face a whole new set of challenges as they move towards full independence.
To find out more visit our website!
1tier Rugby is a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness and develop the game of rugby while advocating the sport as a tool to promote social change and improvement. “Touch, Support and Engage” with a developing rugby club or underprivileged community through the #donateaball initiative. www.1tierrugby.com -0-0-0-0-0-
Group B Strep support. Group B streptococcus (GBS) is the UK’s commonest life-threatening infection in newborn babies and yet most of these dreadful infections are preventable – easily, simply and cheaply. They fundraise to help increase awareness and provide support to the families. http://www.gbss.org.uk/ -0-0-0-0-0-
Meningitis Trust. Provide lifelong support to sufferers and families affected by Meningitis, and also fundraise to increase awareness and fund research into the disease to improve the understanding of the long term impacts. http://www.meningitis-trust.org/ -0-0-0-0-0-
Autism in Rugby. “Autism In Rugby is an innovative programme, taking rugby to autistic children in specialist schools and units attached to mainstream schools. We work in conjunction with the RFU, Rugbys governing body in England” http://www.autisminrugby.co.uk/ -0-0-0-0-0-
PROPS Forward, standing for Providing Opportunities and Support, there aim is to help give chances to people with special needs and they provide Barbarians style teams in all age ranges to raise money. http://www.propsforward.org/props-rugby/ -0-0-0-0-0-
CHD-UK. One of the many charities supported or ran by RugbyUnited members, they were formed to fundraise to help children (and adults) born with a variety of heart defects and provides a support network for the families. http://www.chd-uk.co.uk/ -0-0-0-0-0-
Wooden Spoon. Possibly the best known rugby charity, they aim to make a positive impact to the lives of disadvantaged young people through a variety of fundraising events. http://www.woodenspoon.com/ -0-0-0-0-0-
Rugby for Heroes and Help for Heroes. Both charities aim to help present and former military personnel and their families to lead normal lives after serious injuries or the deaths of loved ones. http://www.rugbyforheroes.org.uk/about-us/ and http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk (See #RugbyBall tag for details of their latest event that RugbyUnited are supporting) -0-0-0-0-0-