The Harlequins Foundation

The Harlequins Foundation Big Christmas Give

Our aim is to combine the power of sport with the unique spirit, expertise and experience of Harlequins to create opportunities for people within our local communities and beyond.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1161838)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£8,000

Amount raised

£8,181

Time left

2 days

Donations

7

Championed by Monday Charitable Trust

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

  • It’s so hard to find opportunities to play sport when you have a disability, so to have a wheelchair rugby team on my doorstep now is invaluable and means I can finally play sports with friends again.

    — Claudia (Jesters Captain)

  • Sport is inclusive, it should be. Everyone has the right to be active and to be the best version of themselves.

    — Kirsty (Jesters Coach)

Situation

The Harlequins Foundation are proud to have recently launched our first ever wheelchair rugby team 'The Jesters' in line with our mission to provide opportunities for those who are underrepresented in society through the power of sport. The team is in need of funding to buy two specialised sports wheelchairs.

Solution

With the additional funding to purchase two specialised sports chairs, we will not have to cover the high cost of renting the chairs every week and can therefore invest funding in getting more coaches fully qualified to deliver the sport and bigger facility hire. This will mean that the team can continue to grow and develop and become more sustainable in the future.