Saracens’ charity policy is focussed on supporting our two charity partners, Saracens Sport Foundation and Duchenne UK.
Saracens Sport Foundation
The Saracens Sport Foundation is the charitable arm of Saracens Rugby Club, taking the club’s values from the pitch into the local community. The Foundation aims to inspire communities and change lives through the power of sport.
The Foundation believes that everyone should have the opportunity to play sport and maximise the platform it creates, developing essential life skills such as communication and teamwork. They work in North London and Hertfordshire across a range of socially-isolated groups to engage them in physical activity and use sport as a tool for positive change.
The Saracens Sport Foundation’s work stretches across the community with programmes for over-50s, school children, disabled young people, young offenders and young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in Education, Employment or Training). The Foundation relies upon the generosity of its donors to continue to have an impact in the local community and they appreciate all the support they receive.
If you’d like to find out more about the Foundation or how you can support our work, please visit: www.saracenssportfoundation.org
Duchenne UK (and Joining Jack)
Duchenne UK is Saracens current Charity Partner. We aim to focus our efforts on raising awareness and funds to help find treatments and ultimately a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating muscle wasting disease and is the most common genetic killer of children worldwide. The disease almost always affects boys. In the UK there are around 2,500 sufferers and around 300,000 worldwide. Children will be totally paralysed by their teens and won’t live beyond their 20s. There is currently no treatment or cure.
Duchenne UK is a highly-focused, ambitious and lean charity with a clear vision: to fund and accelerate treatments and find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Its aim is to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 10 years. Our aim is help them do this.
Each season we receive hundreds of requests for tickets, raffle prizes, signed items, and special messages, but sadly we cannot accommodate them all. We have a limited number of tickets, team photos and signed rugby balls to donate to charities, schools or community groups, with priority being given to organisations located in North London and Hertfordshire. If your request meets these criteria, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that not all requests will be successful, and that we regret that we are unable to help with other raffle prizes, individual player photos or monetary donations.
Items for signing
Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we cannot accept items to be signed on your behalf. If you wish to have anything signed by a player, please come along to a match where there are signing opportunities after the game. Also due to other commitments we are unable to help with request for players to record video or other messages.