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WLCF small grant awarded to KLS Support UK

25th June 2018

WLCF small grant awarded to KLS Support UK
  • Wasps Legends donate £2,500 to KLS Support UK (Kleine Levin Syndrome).
  • Donation will help the charity provide a fit for purpose website and marketing support.

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 £2,500 to KLS Support UK.

KLS Support UK supports those with Kleine Levin Syndrome (KLS) and their carers by providing information, hosting annual meetings, newsletters, social media platforms and a website offering advice and support for diagnosis and care. The charity now needs to redesign and rebuild their website to ensure the services they provide are more accessible for those that really need it.

The small grant will be used to support the redesign and professional rebuilding of the website and providing marketing support which will help the charity build their awareness of KLS, while offering those diagnosed with KLS and their families and carers with more support, education and access to research papers and newsletters and the KLS community.

Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting KLS Support UK as this affects one of the Wasps family so we can see firsthand what affects it has on those with the syndrome as well as their friends and family. By supporting rebuilding their website, we will help to raise awareness of this condition.

Lachlan Dunbar of KLS Support UK added: "My 17 year old son has been part of the Wasps Family since he was 6 years old, KLS has hindered his rugby but he still continues to play when he can. This grant will help us redesign and maximise our website so others with this condition can get support in understanding this rare condition and maybe one day find a suitable treatment. A huge thank you to the Wasps Legends for helping us in this way."

The full press release can be downloaded here. For more information visit KLS Support UK.

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.