Saracens players show support for Saracens Sport Foundation Anniversary Week
Saracens rugby players have been showing their support for the work of the Foundation by getting involved with the charity’s award-winning programmes.
The Foundation, which launched on 19 January 2000, has worked with over one million participants – from schoolkids to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in London and Hertfordshire – in the last twenty years.
On Monday 13 January, the Foundation launched the “£20 for 20” campaign, calling on the public to donate £20 towards projects that enhance health, education and employment opportunities to positively change lives and build a more inclusive society for all.
Monday also saw players from both the Saracens Men and Saracens Women squads joining in Foundation sessions throughout the day
Saracens Women scrum-half Eloise Hayward coached aspiring female rugby players at St James Catholic School as part of the Foundation’s Women & Girls programme.
In the evening Kate and Will Skelton and Jackson Wray joined in the disABILITY Sports Programme sessions at Allianz Park.
The Skeltons showed off their dancing skills at Strictly Sarrie, the Foundation’s dance provision for young peo[le with high functioning disabilities while Jackson Wray lent his support to Sarries RFC, the Foundation’s disABILITY rugby club for young people aged 14 to 24.
All then joined in at Sarrie’s Skills Club, the Foundation’s award-winning, out of school sports provision for young people with severe autism.
Saracens players will take part in selected programmes throughout the rest of the week, culminating in the Saracens Sport Foundation’s 20th birthday celebrations at Allianz Park on Sunday 19 January when the Club hosts Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup.
To find out more about the Saracens Sport Foundation, or to donate to the “£20 for 20” campaign, please visit: www.saracenssportfoundation.org