Each year, the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation Invites Wasps Legends and friends of the Wasps Legends to come together at a fundraising Lunch.
This year, the Long Lunch filled Balls Brothers – Minster Court to full capacity with 200 guests on Thursday 14th November. The lunch was a fantastic day for old teammates, fellow charities and our corporate sponsors to raise funds in a real rugby club atmosphere. We are incredibly proud to announce that we have raised over £48,000 for the charitable projects we support which is almost double the amount raised in previous years.
We were treated to listening to a Legend of both rugby codes, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies and entertainment from the brilliant Marc Kenny.
The Wasps Legends announced the new main grant recipients for 2020/21, The Change Foundation who will be paving the way for visually impaired rugby over a two-year partnership. £25,000 will be awarded each year to fund the training a two-year national development plan linked to each of the Premiership rugby clubs in England. They plan to train coaches and community development staff to set up and run youth and adult teams under the banner of each of the Premiership clubs.
VI Rugby Player, Si Ledwith ‘I have always wanted to play rugby and especially with my visually impaired peers. I was excluded from playing rugby at school and never felt like the opportunity to play was available anywhere else. This game has given me the opportunity to continue playing sport and access a sport I thought I would never be able to play.’
The Legends will be continuing to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation as we move into the second year of our partnership. The funds are being allocated to crucial research projects to find a cure for the terrible Motor Neurone Disease.
We will be announcing the date for the 2020 Long Lunch very shortly – Please contact Max Porter at Max@waspslegends.co.uk to express your interest. Wasps Legends members will receive the invitation before public release so please contact Max to enquire about joining the Wasps Legends membership.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors, Alpha Rewards, Alpha Events, Bates, Artel, Levitex, LG Electronics, Taylormade, Ubiquity group, Skifrance, Berry Bros & Rudd, Alpha Klas, Barret Clark, Deepbridge, Equimedia, Grove wealth management, St James Place & Wasps.