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WLCF Small Grant awarded to Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK

8th December 2015

  • Wasps Legends donate £1,000 to Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK (PMSF UK).
  • Donation will fund Regional Family Days in 2016.
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 PMSF UK.


Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS) is caused by a deletion of chromosome 22. PMS affects cognitive developmental, speech and mobility and people will PMS will require additional care throughout their lives. There are just over 130 people who are diagnosed with PMS in the UK and Ireland, and approximately 1,500 worldwide.

The small grant will be used to fund regional family days, which brings families from across the UK together so they can spend time together, share experiences and practical information.

Giles Bradley, one of the founding Trustees of PMSF UK said of the grant: "This is great news and we are very grateful for the support that Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation are providing us. The grant will go towards supporting our regional Family Days, which will be held in April and May 2016. PMSF UK aims to provide a supportive inclusive community for those who have or know someone with PMS and this grant will help us continue to bring these families together.

James Harding, Chairman of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: "We are very pleased to be supporting PMSF UK with a small grant, especially aimed at funding their Family Days. This rare condition affects people across the globe and bringing that community together in the UK is an important support for those affected.

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.