Who we are
The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation was created in 2012 from an initiative called The Wasps Past Players Network. It was an innovative idea in 2005 to bring all former players back to support the professional club.
An exhibition playing side was created in September 2006 when we were invited to play a charity match against a Wooden Spoon XV in Guernsey. Over the next six years The Wasps Legends Mens and Womens touring teams played all over the UK and Channel Islands to support good causes linked to the clubs we visited. Unfortunately, age caught up with many of us and we have since stopped playing, however, the Wasps Legends still continue to get together at our fundraising events every year at home and abroad.
In 2012 we officially launched The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation and support charities through our main grant scheme of £25,000 per year over a two-year partnership, voted for by our members. We also support many other charitable projects through our Small Grant Programme to causes that are close to the hearts of our Wasps Legends and Friends of the Wasps Legends Members.
Since our launch The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation has helped raise in excess of £800,000 for a variety of good causes which are linked to the Wasps family. We would like to thank everyone that has attended our events, supported our charity as a Partner, sponsored an event or simply donated to our charity.
Our current professionals from the world of Rugby and Netball are now involved and we hope they enjoy being part of something unique to world sport.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a diverse group of current and ex players and we’re pleased to be able to give back to the community.
- To help make a lasting difference to the charitable organisations and other initiatives that we support each year.
- To create annual fundraising events and experiences that individuals and companies wish to support.
- To build and engage with our Wasps Legends Community.
Had the privilege to wear the famous Black & Gold?
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Want to become a friend of the Wasps Legends?
Join if you are an individual who would like to support the charity but has not represented the club in any sport, in a match at any level