Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps men and women, amateur and professional, held their annual ‘Wasps Legends Rugby Golf Classic’ in La Manga in June 2018.
The Golf Classic brings together Rugby and other sporting legends to play with 34 teams in a two day golf tournament to raise money for the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation.
Wasps Legends Roger Uttley, Serge Betsen, Mark Rogers, Peter Scrivener, Nabs Suma, Sol N’Jie, Nicky Robinson, Tim Payne and Mark Denny were joined by other Legends of the game including Mike Roberts, Tom Shanklin, Andy Powell, Simon Halliday, Phil De Glanville, Matt Perry, Xavier Rush and Rhys Williams to name a few legends. We were also pleased to welcome back football legend Sir Kenny Dalglish. All the teams were entertained by their sporting stars, which boasted caps from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Zealand, Australia, France, the British and Irish Lions and the Barbarians.
Teams were also treated to three charity dinners, which all contributed to the charity fundraising over the weekend, which raised over £100,000.
The money raised will benefit the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation main charities – the Serge Betsen Academy and Action for A-T, as well as small grants. The Golf Classic also partners to support Help for Heroes as our specific beneficiary for the weekend. This year, as Help for Heroes celebrates its 10th anniversary, Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation will be donating funds to provide three Pathfinder Experience programmes within Recovery Centres. These are vital courses which help beneficiaries transition into civilian life.
Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, said: “yet again, this was a fantastic weekend where we were able to use our rugby network to raise money for some fantastic causes. We are very proud to have linked with Help for Heroes again this year to fund Pathway Experience programmers at their Recovery Centres. We were delighted once again to have a team of ex-servicemen compete in the golf and share their inspirational journeys at our dinners. We are especially proud that Bernie Broad joined us again and shared his experiences of captaining the Invictus Games team”.
Rob Hood of Help for Heroes said: “The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation has kindly supported Help for Heroes since 2016. From the installation of the Putting Green in Catterick, the Golf Buggy in Headley Court, to the Rugby Wheelchairs for Plymouth, we have a shared belief in giving individuals the opportunity to thrive. The support Wasps Legends has given to those on the road to recovery has allowed them to reach their potential.”
To full press release can be downloaded here