YOUR LATEST RICHMOND RUGBY NEWSLETTER: 21ST MAY 2020

 

Welcome to your latest Richmond Rugby Newsletter. 

Our Richmond Rugby Community Department are here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 outbreak.

If you need help collecting your grocery order, picking up medicine or even taking your dog for a walk, please let us know, we are here to help!

Please contact Dom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07808 029 355.

For the latest COVID-19 government advice and information please CLICK HERE.

 

Drop Off Point - Every Saturday 12pm-4pm

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated at our Dons Local Action Group food/tech drop off point - we have been blown away by the support!

A reminder we're back at the Athletic Ground this Saturday from 12pm-4pm. CLICK HERE for more information or for volunteering opportunities please contact Dom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07808 029 355.

 

Tony Hamilton

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of former Richmond player, loyal supporter and great friend Tony Hamilton. Tony passed away on Sunday 17th May following a heart attack.

Tony was from Somerset, played rugby for Weston Super Mare and following college in Plymouth he moved to London and was initially a teacher at Pimlico School. He played for the Richmond First XV in the early 1980’s and was very proud of his achievements as an RFC player.

He also played for the Turks Head touring side and was one of a number of Richmond players who went on the Turks Head RFC World tour in 1987.

On behalf of everyone at Richmond Rugby we send our deepest condolences to Tony’s wife Nina and his two daughters Francesca and Amelia.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and thanks to the Richmond Heavies Foundation all club members and their families have FREE access to a range of important resources and support. 

CLICK HERE to read the latest club wellbeing message focusing on the theme #KindnessMatters. CLICK HERE for details on how you can access free support via Care first Lifestyle, Thrive Mental Wellbeing App and Stem4. 

 

Around The World In 7 Days Challenge

We're proud to be supporting club partner The Atlas Foundation by taking on the 'Around The World In 7 Days Challenge'. 

The challenge, organised by the RAF Police Rugby, is raising funds for a number of charities including The Atlas Foundation, Rugby For Heroes, RAF Benevolent Fund and Scotty's Little Soldiers and we want everyone to get involved! 

The aim of the challenge is to collectively run, walk, cycle or row 25,000 miles in seven days i.e. the earth’s circumference. The challenge started at 1pm on Tuesday and finishes at 1pm on Tuesday 26th May and so far the total stands at 16,349 miles with more than £3,800 raised.

So what are you waiting for? Join the challenge, choose your exercise/distance and then email your results/video/images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will post your distance on social media using the hashtag #ATW7.

CLICK HERE to find out more. CLICK HERE to donate or CLICK HERE to watch our challenge video..

 

Support Our Club - Join The 500 Club! 

Join the 500 Club today and help support our club during COVID-19! 

The premise is simple: for a minimum commitment of £6 per month, you will be allocated two numbers – each month the club makes a draw and half of the total fund is awarded to 500 Club members in cash prizes, with a top prize of around £300 and then 3 runner-up prizes of £50 each. BUT twice a year we hold a SUPER DRAW with a top prize of £500!

So what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE to sign up!

 

Shop With EasyFundraising and Help Support Richmond Rugby

Another way you can support our club during COVID-19 is by shopping through EasyFundraising and making a free donation to Richmond Rugby. 

When you sign up with EasyFundraising any purchase you make through their list of popular retailers, including Amazon, Ebay, John Lewis, Argos and many more, will allow you to make a FREE donation to our club.

Sign up by CLICKING HERE.

 

Become A Richmond Rugby Sponsor For Season 2020/21 And Beyond

Get behind your club and become a Richmond Rugby Sponsor. 

With such strong Men's, Women's, Youth & Minis sections at our club, you can choose your preferred target audience, and we have numerous branding and hospitality opportunities available for the 2020/21 season and beyond. 

For further information on packages available please contact Jimmy Wallace via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Richmond Rugby Online Shop

Our Online Shop remains open and you can continue to purchase the latest Richmond kit and merchandise via the Tacklebag website by CLICKING HERE.

Tacklebag have re-opened their office from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday. They will now be processing orders on a regular basis, although delivery times may be slightly longer than usual.