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WLCF Small Grant awarded to Findacure

30th October 2015

WLCF Small Grant awarded to Findacure
  • Wasps Legends donate £1,000 to Findacure.
  • Donation will help run empowerment workshops aimed at rare disease patients and advocates.
Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced today that they have issued a small grant award of £1,000 to Findacure.

Findacure is a UK charity focused on building the rare diseases community, to empower patients and to drive research and develop treatments. They operate according to three core aims: to empower patients to build innovative and effective patient organisations for individual rare conditions; to campaign for a receptive research environment amongst the medical industry and policy makers; and to facilitate treatment development by building drug repurposing projects for use in rare diseases.

James Harding, Chairman of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting Findacure in empowering rare disease patients and advocates to take back control of their conditions and push research into these neglected diseases.”

Flóra Raffai, Executive Director of Findacure commented: "We are incredibly grateful to the Wasps Legends for this donation. People affected by rare diseases often face an uphill struggle to raise awareness and promote research into their overlooked conditions. This generous donation will allow us to organise empowerment workshops to enable patients to overcome this struggle.”

The whole of the Wasps legends squad epitomised everything rugby stands for - community spirit, great banter, competition on the pitch and the making of some lasting friendships.