Premiership Rugby and Sport Relief are back together for the third consecutive year, with every club pulling together in the aim to raise £240,000 and help make a difference to people living incredibly tough lives both in the UK and across the world’s poorest communities.
All 12 Premiership Rugby clubs have been fundraising throughout the season and this will culminate in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games – taking place on Sunday 20th March – with a dedicated weekend of activity and players set to break records and give up wages for the day.
For Sport Relief 2014, Wasps joined forces with Little Mix for the official Sport Relief music video, Martin Bayfield and Ben Kay abseiled down the BT Tower, Harlequins fans clubbed together to raise £50,000 and there is more of the same this year.
Wayne Morris, Community and Corporate Social Responsibility Director for Premiership Rugby, said the clubs were committed to improving the lives of young people and was thrilled for the link to continue:
He said: “The key thing is that it’s been a long-term partnership between Premiership Rugby and Sport Relief. We are thrilled to have been able to work with them to improve the lives of many young people around the world.
“We’d love to see as many fans as possible signing up to be part of the Sport Relief Games. Premiership Rugby, and indeed rugby as a whole, has a great tradition of supporting worthwhile causes – and Sport Relief is certainly one of those.
“We feel the combination of Sport Relief and rugby’s core values, as well as the efforts of the professional clubs, can really make a difference to some people and we want to get right behind that at the weekend.”
Sam Shave, Sports Partnerships Manager and TSC Project Manager for Sport Relief, was delighted to have Premiership Rugby on board yet again:
“It is a massive boost for Sport Relief to have all those clubs involved, there are Guinness World Records being attempted, players giving up their wages for the day and really just doing as much as possible to help out,” he said.
“Sport Relief is about getting out of your comfort zone, but for the players it is a bit of fun, it is an easy way to have a laugh, while raising money and know that it will be really, really well spent.”
You can sign up to the Sport Relief Games here: http://www.sportrelief.com/events/event-info
ABOUT SPORT RELIEF
Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. Since 2002,
Sport Relief has raised over £262 million. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. It all leads up to the Sport Relief weekend and an unmissable night of TV on the BBC, broadcasting live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016. You can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There's a distance for everyone in the Sport Relief Games, whether you're sporty or not. Find out more at www.sportrelief.comwww.sportrelief.com
Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world. For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit www.comicrelief.com Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)