Sponsored Rugby Event Raises Over £10,000 for Charity

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On Thursday 18th April 2019, the Swann Group sponsored Commons and Lords rugby team took part in a game at Twickenham, the home of rugby, raising over £5,000 each for the Injured Players Foundation (IFP) and Try for Change charities.

Matt Hill, Design Manager at Clearvision Lighting (part of the Swann Group) took part in the game and scored an impressive try towards the end. The scores were very close with two points (29-31) separating the teams. Congratulations to Veseyans who picked up the victory and a very well done to the Commons and Lords RUFC on a valiant effort.

Peter Colwell, Business Development Director at Swann, said “We were delighted to attend the very well organised rugby event at Twickenham last week and very pleased with the outcome for both charities. The game was very close with two points separating the sides at the end. Congratulations to all involved, both players and the event organisers, for a fantastic afternoon of rugby and entertainment”.

Well done to all involved.

The Injured Players Foundation provide immediate and lifelong support to rugby players who sustain a catastrophic spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. The IFP also provide information and support to family members, clubs and team mates following such incidents, particularly in relation to how they can help the player with their recovery or adjustment to a new life and empower injured players to live a full and independent life, and to support players and their families in any way possible. The main aim of the IFP is to fund research into the causes and outcomes of serious injury, identifying the best ways to prevent and treat it. For more information, please visit https://www.rfuipf.org.uk/

Try for Change is an England Rugby programme using the power of rugby union to improve the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people in England and across the world. Their ambition is to raise money to grant to projects and programmes using rugby and its core values for positive change. Their grants focus on projects that achieve social impact in improving education attainment, increasing employability, reducing involvement in gangs and risk of offending, improving mental health and increasing community cohesion & social integration. For more information on Try for Change, visit https://www.englandrugby.com/about-the-rfu/rfu-charities/try-for-change/

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