Who we are
Introduction to Trustees
The London Irish Foundation has a Board of Trustees who are responsible for its governance under Charity Commission guidelines. The Trustees are volunteers who freely give of their time, experience and expertise to support the Foundation and its programmes.
Introduction to Ambassadors
The Foundation is fortunate to have the support of a number of “Ambassadors” who freely give of their time and expertise to assist with the delivery of programmes and fundraising.
The London Irish Foundation is the official charity of London Irish Rugby Football Club.
We deliver projects that use the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals' lives whilst helping to build a meaningful and sustainable legacy for sport and education across our communities.
Within this, our key work strands are rugby development, education, community engagement and inclusion, all of which are underpinned by our core values – family, home from home, open to all, with sport at the heart.
Where we work
The Foundation delivers and engages with communities throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Middlesex, Surrey and areas in the City of London.
We are based at Hazelwood in Sunbury-on-Thames, home of London Irish, and have a long history working in the community as a rugby club prior to the creation of the Foundation.
The groups we work with include: disabled, low socio-economic, black Asian minority, women and girls, special needs, prisoners and the homeless amongst others, all with a focus on improving lives through education, health and community engagement.
Who we work with
Our work is driven by community delivery focusing directly with local education establishments, local authorities, councils, businesses, YMCAs and housing shelters and prisons, whilst identifying community issues and requirements that help develop and deliver projects across all areas.
Our impact in numbers
I wanted to let you know we had very positive feedback from the students after Tuesday's session with Theo.
One of our very challenging students comment was “I feel so much better than I did this morning Miss after doing rugby.
Belinda North - Cranbourne School
I just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you once again for including us in your coaching scheme. I have been so impressed with the level of progress that our pupils have made over the past few weeks. Ben has been absolutely brilliant. He is totally on our pupils wavelength and has challenged and supported them in equal measure over the past few weeks. It is great to see the way he encourages and motivates the young people and he has already developed good relationships with many of the pupils he has been coaching at our school. Please pass on my thanks to him for all his efforts so far.
Richard Brown - Cricket Green School
Honestly, Ben was fab and the girls loved his session. He was really suited to the event. Feedback from schools on the day has been nothing but positive.
Rachel Hutchinson - South Bucks SGO
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for the sports sessions that my students had with London Irish Foundation. They really enjoyed the experience of trying different games and being part of a team. Laurisa was great with the students, motivating them to join in, try their best and have fun, which they did! Every single student gave me a very positive feedback about the sessions, how it impacted them and how good they felt afterwards – so well done!
Sylwia Richards - Reading College Tutor
I feel the pupils have had a positive attitude towards the sport. For most pupils it would have been the first time they have touched a rugby ball. I feel it has been a big success at Meadow High school. The pupils were able to access the sport as the coaching was specific to meet the pupils needs. Laurisa had a good relationship with all the pupils.
Ceri Morgan - Meadow High - Physical Education Teacher
How you can support us
Make a donation
You can donate in the following ways: By making a one-off or monthly donation; by becoming a corporate supporter; by attending or participating in our fundraising events; by leaving a gift in your will. For details about making a donation please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.Donate now via just giving
Volunteer for us
By joining our group of volunteers you can make a difference. Over the course of a year there are occasions when we need extra help with activities and events. Our volunteers meet new people, gain new friendships, learn new skills and have some really great experiences! Because of the nature of some of our projects we need you to sign up in advance to our list of volunteers. All you have to do is contact the Foundation at: email@example.com and we will be in touch with you.Find out more about volunteering
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