Hadrians Wall – 16th August 2014

Amelia Sargeant is 16 from Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is preparing to walk Hadrians Wall this Summer on the 16th August 2014.

The wall is 84 miles long, and to keep her company her mum and younger brother, who is 15 will be doing it with her. She would welcome anyone who is visiting the Wall at that time to come along and give her some encouragement 🙂

She supports her local rugby team Scarborough up at the Silver Royd Rugby Club and also work there which is handy for watching a game or 2! She is supporting Rugby for Heroes because …

“the work they do is outstanding, they give our brave and injured soldiers so much support and the more money raised for them means the more support they can give to soldiers”

We would just like to say a big thank you for organising this event and whish you all the success in your fundraising.

To help Amelia reach her total, you could help by paying her just Giving page a visit, we know some people who would very much appreciate your contributions! www.justgiving.com/Amelia-Sargeant

Date and venue to be confirmed nearer the time.

SOME of Gloucester’s finest rugby players switched pitches at the weekend for a charity cricket match.

The Cherry and Whites’ Mike Tindall, Leicester Tigers’ Anthony Allen and Ryan Lamb, Worcester Warriors’ Alex Grove and Northampton Saints’ Dominic Waldouck donned their pads for the our Charity Cricket Challenge yesterday.

Freddie Burns Gloucester and England outside half is pictured here handing over the cheque to the main sponsor City Plumbing branch manager Scott Hurcombe

Charity Cricket Challenge

Gloucester City Winget Club, Spa Rd, on 1st September – 10.30am

Come and watch all your favourite Premiership Rugby players slog it out for the coveted R4H 2013 Cricket Challenge Cup.

Players include Gloucester ‘s Mike Tindall,  Leicester’s Anthony Allen and Ryan Lamb, Worcester‘s Alex Grove & Northampton Saints’ Dominic Waldouck.
Even Gloucester legends Chris Forty & Henry Paul will be putting their pads on for us!

A fun day for all Cricket and Rugby fans with Stalls, Games, BBQ and a Bar!

Come and join us and have a fun day raising much needed funds to help our military make the transition back into civilian life and cope with PTSD.

Admission FREE but voluntary donations welcome!

A poster is available to help advertise or just ready more! – click here to start the download

Click here for a site map to help you get there!

Date to be confirmed nearer the time.




Sponsored By The Legion Foundation


Sponsored By The Legion Foundation

“The Pride Of A Lion”
The Live Studio – Twickenham Stadium
Wednesday 8th May 2013

RUGBY FOR HEROES the Gloucester based charity which supports our military servicemen and women through the sport of rugby, is to stage its annual charity fundraising dinner following on from the phenomenal success of its inaugural launch dinner at Twickenham last year.

The charity, whose Patron is former England International and Gloucester Player/Backs Coach MIKE TINDALL MBE will host the fund raising dinner in the Live Studio at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 8th May 2013.

The event, which will pay tribute to our servicemen and women, will be officially sponsored by THE LEGION FOUNDATION. The Foundation which is an associate of the Legion Worldwide group of companies, is a non-profit making philanthropy, which operates through the medium of sport to improve and enhance the quality of life for those who are disadvantaged whether physically, emotionally or financially.

Joining charity Patron MIKE TINDALL MBE to support this amazing evening of fund raising will be former British & Irish Lion’s HARRY ELLIS, AUSTIN HEALEY, ROB JONES, GEORDAN MURPHY and Australia, Brumbies & Bath player JUSTIN HARRISON.

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As the Six Nations bows outs, talk of Grand Slams and Triple Crowns are replaced by dreams of play-offs and Heineken Cup semi-finals, but never far from the minds of rugby fans across the length and breadth of the British Isles and the Republic of Ireland is the Lion’s Tour to Australia.

The ten match tour starts in Hong Kong on the 1st of June, but before anyone jets off to warmer climes, RUGBY FOR HEROES will host its “Pride Of A Lion Dinner” at Twickenham Stadium to raise funds for military servicemen and women that it helps through the sport of rugby and the wider player/fan community, as they make the sometimes life changing transition from military to civilian life.

In what promises to be a lively and entertaining evening of great food and excellent company in a fantastic setting, guests will be invited to participate in a Sean Holley compered ‘panel debate’. The former Osprey’s Director of Rugby will be joined in a question & answer session with RUGBY FOR HEROES Mike Tindall MBE and former British & Irish Lions rugby stars;

The team line up is as follows;


British & Irish Lion
British & Irish Lion
British & Irish Lion
British & Irish
Australia, Brumbies & Bath

Commenting on the forthcoming fundraising dinner Patron Mike Tindall MBE said;

“This will be our second year at Twickenham, in what we hope will become an annual fundraising dinner. I would like to also thank The Legion Foundation for supporting this event as our headline sponsor and I am also delighted to have the company of four former British & Irish Lion’s players, Harry Ellis, Austin Healey, Rob Jones, Geordan Murphy and Australia, Brumbies and former Bath stable mate Justin Harrison in what will make for a great evening of conversation and reliving some great rugby moments and memories.”

The all star panel will not only share their Lions and wider rugby experiences (without Austin and Justin squaring up to one another), but each panelist will also be invited to talk about the similarities between leaving the competitive sport of rugby and the transition faced by our military servicemen and women when they leave the armed forces.

Leon Lloyd CEO of the Legion Worldwide group of companies said;

“We are delighted to be associated with and support Rugby For Heroes and Mike Tindall at such a prestigious fundraising event as the official title sponsor and one which serves to highlight and raise funds for a very worthy charitable cause. Rugby For Heroes mirror’s the Legion Foundation’s vision of endeavouring, through the medium of sport, to help those who are disadvantaged.”

The evening will start at 7pm with a drinks reception in the England Changing Room moving to the hallowed pitch side of Twickenham. Guests will be greeted with a combined forces Guard Of Honour, followed by a sumptuous meal and charity auction. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening which will culminate in a panel Q&A with former British and Irish Lions compered by Sean Holley.

Alan Lamb CEO of RUGBY FOR HEROES added;

“We are very much looking forward to this year’s Pride Of A Lion dinner which has been made possible with the support of our headline sponsor The Legion Foundation. This year’s event is fitting considering the esteemed company of former British & Irish Lions players who will be supporting us as we go into the Lion’s tour this Summer. We hope to build on the success of the inaugural charity launch dinner at Twickenham last year, which raised over £40,000 and helped to fund twenty five former servicemen and women through personal development courses.”