Charity Rugby Match
RUGBY LEGENDS BATTLE FOR VETERANS
On Saturday 14 October 2017 there will be a rugby match like no other. Proving the power of sport to enrich lives, some of the world’s greatest rugby legends will battle it out to raise funds to enable World War Two heroes to make a special trip of Remembrance.
Your Support Keeps the Memory Alive
Who are we?
Remembrance Travel is the travel arm of the Royal British Legion. We offer tours to explore, rediscover and remember the bravery and sacrifice of our Armed Forces.
What do we do?
Each year we take a range of people from WWII veterans to schoolchildren all over the world to discover, explore and remember.
In 2014 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced LIBOR funds for Normandy veterans to return to France with a family member and carer, to see where they fought, relive old memories with their comrades and remember the fallen. Remembrance Travel has run this wonderful scheme since it was launched, however there is no provision for those who fought in Italy. The allied assault on the Italian Campaign was a big turning point in bringing an end to WWII. We believe the brave servicemen who fought in Italy should also be given the opportunity to return one last time.
Why do we need your help?
On average it costs us £24k to take a group of veterans, their carers and medical staff on a trip back to Monte Cassino, Italy. Veterans are now in their 90s and are often managing to get by on small pensions and cannot afford such a trip themselves.
A trip of remembrance also helps veterans say a last farewell to their fallen comrades and many have said that our trips really help to ‘put old ghosts to rest.’
Do you want to sign-up?
Do you want to join the battling Legionnaires team taking on Legends from the rugby world? Simply contact Ant Brentnall to secure your place on the team. You’ll need to raise at least £500 from sponsorship- but will get some rugby stash included. Please note- places are limited for players.
Be a spectator
The match will be open to the general public but tickets will have to be purchased before the event. We’re asking for donations of at least £5 to view what is expected to be an exciting ‘David and Goliath’ match between battling Legionnaires v. Legends. To book your tickets contact Head of Remembrance Travel Nichola Rowlands
Join us at the gala
The fundraising match will culminate in a gala ball at the Honourable Artillery Club from 7pm – midnight. This is your chance to meet our Legends from the world of rugby. The Legends will be dining amongst us and will also take part in a special question and answer session. The night also includes three-course meal with fine wines, live band, dancing, auction and raffle. Tickets to the gala ball are available now, simply contact Nichola Rowlands
BE A SPONSOR
WE NEED SPONSORS FOR THIS HIGH PROFILE EVENT
• Advertising on rugby kits and programme
• Powerful corporate and social responsibility messages
• Impressive and exclusive event to help build customer-relations.
• Amazing PR opportunities
• Attendance at Gala Charity Rugby Match and Black Tie Event
Please contact Big Wave PR to talk to us about our sponsorship packages