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Ironsides Charities

  Ironsides Rugby raises several thousand pounds for charities each year. We are delighted to be able to support these worthy causes: it is a really important part of Ironsides playing its role in the local community.

Our current chosen charities are:

- The 3 Pillars Project, a charity founded by Ironsides Colts Coach Mike Crofts, which runs sport-based mentoring programmes for young people, vulnerable to crime – working across London and the South East in prisons and young offenders’ institutes (YOIs) and in the community in partnership with Pupil Referral Units and Youth Offending Teams.

- The St George's Hospital Charity, which works at the heart of our community and touches the lives of the thousands of people cared for by the St George’s Hospital Trust’s hospitals and local community services each year. The Charity funds a range enhancements to the physical environment of the hospitals, training and education programmes, medical research and state-of-the-art equipment.

- The Tag Rugby Trust, a UK-based charity that connects with young people and their communities worldwide, by using the power and simplicity of team sport to engage with and educate individuals, develop their skills and providing vital social and humanitarian support. The positive impact of the Trust’s programme leads to lasting change within whole communities, both in the UK and in developing countries across the world.

In 2017 Ironsides Colts raised money to go on tour to Zambia with the Tag Rugby Trust to coach rugby, run tag rugby tournaments, make friends and work with local communities. It was amazing life changing experience for all involved. You can read all about our adventures here. We are now raising money to do it all again in 2020!

A massive thank you to all those Ironsiders who have donated to our charity activities in recent years - we hope members will continue to get involved and support charity events this season and beyond.

Ironsides legend Kyle Sinkler hands over a cheque to the Tag Rugby Trust

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