Saracens - Foundation Newsletter: Events Spring Update

Nando’s Saracens St Albans Take Over

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, Saracens players once again took over Nando’s St Albans with the purpose of raising money for the Saracens Sport Foundation. From cooking and serving the food to joining guests at their tables, the Saracens players helped ensure the evening was a huge success. England stars Jamie George and Chis Ashton were amongst the contingent that sold Foundation balls, T shirts & raffle tickets all helped to raise an incredible £5,000 on the evening.

North London Half Marathon

Sunday 20th March was an early start for our 20 Saracens Sport Foundation runners that participated in the North London Half Marathon to raise money for the Foundation. This was an iconic run that started from Wembley Stadium to Allianz Park & back and was completed by crossing the finishing line inside Wembley Stadium. Smashing their fundraising target, an impressive collective total of £5,000 was raised by the runners for the Saracens Sport Foundation.

London Marathon

The London Marathon is quite rightly a challenge itself but when you couple this with severe Autism it truly multiplies this achievement into an incredible feat.

Robbie has lived with autism his entire life. For the past couple of years Robbie has attended Sarries Skills Club where he has been able to find and pursue a new hobby in running. Robbie’s passion for running has had a hugely positive impact on his life and it has allowed him not only to make new friends and develop within himself, but it has also given him a medium with which to help control his outbreaks.

Last weekend Robbie, David his father and 2 members of Saracens Sport Foundation staff, Harry and Owain took on the iconic LONDON MARATHON. The team supported Robbie around the grueling 26 miles as he and they, took on this great personal challenge, raising awareness of autism and the positives that can be achieved with the right support.

 

Events that you can take part in

Round the Island Race 1&2nd July 2016

Round the Island is a one-day yacht race around the Isle of Wight that attracts 1,700 boats and 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world!

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Mark Richardson and Team Jackie, Saracens Sport Foundation and Space for Giants will be entering 8 boats in the race in 2016 to raise money for both organisations. Each boat will come with a skipper and first mate, but the 8 crew members per boat will largely be inexperienced as they take around 8 hours to navigate their way round the exhilarating 50 nautical mile (93km) course.

Every crew member is raising sponsorship and because all the costs are covered, every penny will go to the Saracens Sport Foundation and Space for Giants. If you know anyone that may like to take part in the race, No previous experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure and a commitment. To find out more please contact the Fundraising Team in the office.

 

Nando’s North Finchley Take Over 19 July 2016

Due to the overwhelming success of the Nando’s Saracens St Albans Take Over we are thrilled to be bringing this event to North Finchley. Tickets will be on sale in June. Please look on our social media channels for more information.

Three Peaks

The Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 'one go'. These peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Snowdon in Wales. This is a tough event and people participating should have the necessary fitness and also be prepared to do without sleep! We aim to complete the event in 24 hours - To do this we need to complete Ben Nevis in 5 hours, Scafell Pike in 4 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours, however this will depend upon the speed of the group. The course is guided by qualified mountain leaders and our driver will be with you all of the way! If you are interested in this event please contact the Fundraising Team.

Coast to Coast

Be inspired by some of the most dramatic scenery England has to offer on this classic bike ride from west to east. Departing from the coast of West Cumbria, this challenging itinerary stretches for 140 miles until reaching the North Sea. The picturesque route crosses the northern edge of the Lake District, then climbs into the dramatic landscapes of the northern Pennines. Following the ancient fringes of Hadrian’s Wall, it then heads down to the coastline of Whitley Bay. Please contact the fundraising team for more information.

Fundraising Contact: Danni Hitchins

Email: Daniellehitchins@saracens.net

Contact Number: 0203 675 7243