Dear Friends of The Foundation, we wanted to share with you our latest update, that covers the last 15 months in our newsletter, Hearts&Minds. You will see that despite COVID we have kept things moving forward.
Please download and do get in touch if you have any questions, or are in a position to help. We look forward to seeing many of you at our lunch in September and thank you for your continued support.
We are The Richmond Heavies Foundation – the heart of the Richmond rugby family.
The Foundation was borne out of the unconnected premature deaths of three amazing guys closely connected to the Heavies within six weeks of each other in 2018.
Our mission is to PROTECT and SUPPORT all members, players, coaches, staff and their families.
Our PROTECT mission is to extend lives and prevent avoidable early deaths by facilitating cardiac screening, provide access to free confidential mental wellbeing services and increase health awareness – physical, mental and emotional.
Our SUPPORT mission is to assist families, especially dependents, affected by sudden death or life-changing injury and encourage community rugby participation.
We want everyone in the Richmond rugby family to get involved so please help and support us.
Сompleted across the youth, senior men’s & woman’s, vets, coaches, staff and members
0with Mental Wellbeing access
Covering members, players, coaches, staff and families via online and phone support
Are now in community rugby clubs up and down the country, giving them a potentially life-saving piece of kit
“The foundation is committed to a long term programme of screening for all players and members of Richmond over the age of 14”
“This opportunity is one of a kind really, the fact that players don’t have to pay for it is invaluable”
Richmond Women’s Chair
“Richmond are going to lead the way on this, hopefully other clubs will follow”
“As rugby players we are meant to be big strong and nothing really hurts us, but mental health effects everyone”
Kirsty Lee Griffith
Richmond Women’s Player
“There are many reasons to support the foundation, not only are you helping to save lives but you're making it a safer and better place to play”
“without screening you just never know, its very important, its brilliant work what the Richmond Heavies are doing, I’m glad to be part of it”
“it’s a magnificent club and the foundation is a wonderful testament to the way Richmond behaves, it’s fantastic and I’m very proud”
Richmond Heavies Player
“makes me feel valued, makes me feel that I’m loved and welcomed at the club”
Richmond Men’s Player
“it is a blueprint, not just for clubs but communities”
England Rugby Player
“mental health is an area which is so missed and not appreciated how much it is needed in this environment, its amazing what they are doing here”
England Rugby Player
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