Foundation Update – April 2019

Dear Supporter,

Thank you again for your support to date and we have been busy building on the success of our inaugural Fundraising Lunch in October 2018 to implement our mission

Please find below a brief update of what we have been up to.

PROTECT 

CARDIAC SCREENING:

We have been working to put in place a fully funded cardiac screening programme for all relevant (age 14+) playing and coaching members of Richmond FC.

SENIOR MEN + WOMEN

Heart screening for 100 senior players at Richmond FC on Saturday 20th July 2019.
Follow-up session for 50 players on Tuesday 13th August 2019.

YOUTH (U14 up)

Heart screening day for 100 Youth players on Sunday 24th November 2019.

HEAVIES + COACHES

Given the different screening requirements of over 35s, all players and coaches have access to a tailored lifestyle and screening programme at New Victoria Hospital in Kingston. Via individual appointments.

We have established a portfolio of screening partners, which enables us to offer a flexible screening solution to suit the needs of all playing and coaching members of Richmond FC.

We have established a screening working party including representatives from different sections of the Club – senior male & female, youth & medical department.

TO BOOK ONE OF THESE LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES PLEASE EMAIL: screening@richheaviesfdn.org

MENTAL HEALTH:

We are close to creating a mental health support system which will provide access to 24/7 confidential counselling for all playing and coaching members of Richmond FC.

SUPPORT 

  • We have created an annual sporting bursary for all of the children of Stephen Fairn.
  • We are working with and supporting The Ian Williams Foundation on their key initiatives.
  • We have created the ‘Stewart Barlow Bursary’ scheme to provide several bursaries (free membership) for the Community side of the Club to use.

FOUNDATION MATTERS 

  • We continue to engage with the Board of Richmond FC to ensure we are working in partnership with their goals and mission.
  • We continue to operate under the charitable status of rugby charity, The Atlas Foundation (Charity No: 1161179).
  • We have finalised our articles and the detailed paperwork required.
  • We had a Foundation Awareness Day at the Club on Saturday 30th March.
  • We are talking to other community rugby clubs & local schools, who may benefit from some of the plans we have in place, who are not able to replicate our plans.

FUNDRAISING 

  • We have also confirmed a second Fundraising Lunch for Friday September 20th 2019.
  • It is at the same venue (Grand Connaught Rooms, WC2) and will entail a similar structure of good fun, good speakers & good value as last year.
  • More details can be found on our Events page.

Foundation Team
April 2019