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Lends a helping hand supporting the military with fundraising calendar

Supported By Tresor Paris

RUGBY FOR HEROES the charity founded by ENGLAND Rugby International & Gloucester player/coach MIKE TINDALL MBE has launched its latest fundraising calendar for 2014 to help support military servicemen and women.

Focusing on the hand of support and camaraderie, the 2014 calendar reflects the simple but powerful gesture of a handshake and the bond of support between a rugby player and a military person, united through the sport of rugby.

The 2014 calendar features action shots of the game in play from Premiership clubs Bath (January), Exeter (February), Gloucester (March), Harlequins (April), Leicester (May), London Irish (June), Worcester (July), Newcastle (August), Northampton (September), Sale (October), Saracens (November) and Wasps (December).

Priced at £9.99 (including P&P) is available through the Rugby For Heroes website at www.rugbyforheroes.org,uk

RUGBY FOR HEROES was formed by a group of professional rugby players who wanted to show their support and patriotism for our military servicemen and women and to recognize the enormous debt of gratitude we all owe those who serve Queen and Country. The rugby community offers a home and a purpose to our returning heroes. Through rugby teams, coaching and the wider rugby community, Rugby For Heroes is a dependable crutch in a time of transition and a helping hand back into daily life. The distinctive character, spirit and core values of the military and rugby are a perfect fit together creating a sense of belonging and purpose.

One of the main supporters of the Rugby For Heroes 2014 charity calendar is the celebrity diamond and crystal jewellery brand designer TRESOR PARIS. Recognised by the jewellery industry with several prestigious awards for its iconic collections, Tresor Paris is the jewellery designer of choice for celebrities worldwide including Hollywood actors Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah, Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Watson and Grammy award winning pop star Ne Yo, and pop sensations JLS.

The Hand Of Friendship 2014 calendar is ON SALE NOW priced at £9.99  including P&P and available through the Rugby For Heroes website at www.rugbyforheroes.org.uk. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to help military servicemen and women make the transition from military to civilian life.

Commenting on the launch of the new calendar, Rugby For Heroes Head Of Fundraising Alan Lamb, said; “This year we wanted the calendar to focus and reflect more about the grassroots and the spirit of rugby. The hand of friendship is a simple yet powerful and effective image, a universal gesture the world over. The handshake of a rugby player and a military person represents friendship, sportsmanship, help and support for each other.”

He added; “Through the sport of rugby and the local rugby communities, we are helping to support our military service men and women who make the sometimes difficult transition to civilian life after serving in the military. The money raised from each calendar sale will help make a real difference.”