RICHMOND RUGBY NEWSLETTER: 19TH NOVEMBER 2020

Welcome to your latest Richmond Rugby Newsletter. 

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

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.

 

Community Support: School Meals

If you or your family are having to self-isolate and therefore your children cannot attend school, and as a result will miss out on a free school meal, we would like to offer our support by delivering food to you whilst you’re in isolation. We will collect the meals from your catering team at your school and deliver to your doorstep.

To access this support for your family or for any local schools who require this assistance please contact Dom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07808 029 355.

 

Fundraising Event: The Victoria Foundation's Big Night In

Get behind club sponsor The Victoria Foundation by supporting their 'Big Night In’ on Friday 11th December 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on The Victoria Foundation's fundraising with the cancellation of events including its annual ball and the loss of income at a time when families in our community and medical students need the charity most.  

You are invited to join TVF’s Big Night In from the comfort of your home for a very special evening on Friday 11th December from 7:30pm where you can 'meet' with friends in the 'Locktail Reception' before the main event at 8pm. There is a fabulous line up of entertainment including Sir Trevor McDonald OBE in conversation with Linda Duberley his former colleague and TVF Ambassador. There will also be opera, singing and signing choir, virtual magic, and you will hear inspiring stories from those that TVF has helped. There will also be the opportunity to win superb prizes in the online auction and the diamond draw with the star prize a diamond bracelet (value of £1,500) - kindly donated once again by David's Jewellers Richmond.

Guests will receive a 20% discount code for JUSTEAT. For details and to book visit: www.jumblebee.co.uk/TVFsbignightin

If you are unable to join the virtual event you can still support the evening by entering the Diamond Draw, tickets are £10 and can be purchased by clicking here.  

The money raised will help ensure that The Victoria Foundation can continue to provide mobility aids so that disabled children can gain greater independence, accessible transport to keep our community connected, and financial grants for medical students to cover the cost of textbooks and travel to hospital placements which is supporting our wonderful NHS doctors of the future.

For more information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lorna Votier or call: 07533 166 552.

 

Len's Lockdown Challenge: Heavies Foundation

We are delighted to be supporting Len Wilby with his “lockdown challenge” who is in turn fundraising for the Richmond Heavies Foundation.

Len is the father of a Richmond youth player and has set himself the challenge to run the “equivalent” distance between some of London’s great landmarks and cover a total distance of around 120 km or 74 miles over the next four weeks, finishing by Wednesday 2nd December.

CLICK HERE to find out more and donate.

 

Richmond Movember Campaign: £2,700 Raised So Far

After 19 days our Richmond Rugby Movember campaign has raised more than £2,700 for men's health awareness. 

A fantastic achievement so far. CLICK HERE to make a donation. CLICK HERE to watch our weekly update video.

Today also marks International Men's Day and you can find important men's health resources, advice and support by clicking here.

You can also watch our interview with Richmond Skills Coach George Trimmer speaking all things Movember, men's health and the importance of having a conversation. 

CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.

 

Sophie Pascall Interview: Great Pacific Race Challenge

Richmond Women's wing Sophie Pascall joined our 'Inside Richmond' vodcast to discuss her incredible forthcoming challenging, rowing 2,400 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii as part of the Great Pacific Race in June 2021. 

She will be rowing alongside Vicki Anstey and Jane Leonard as part of the 'Girls Who Dare' crew, aiming to complete the remarkable feat in just under 60 days.

CLICK HERE to watch the full interview. CLICK HERE to make a donation.

 

Congratulations: Warren Abrahams

Our congratulations and best wishes to former Richmond coach and player Warren Abrahams who has been appointed the new Head Coach for Wales Women.

CLICK HERE to read the full announcement. 

 

Amazon Prime Offer: Watch The Autumn Nations Cup For Free

Sign up now to a 30 day free trial with Amazon Prime Video and you can watch all of England’s Autumn matches for FREE.

Plus the club will receive £3 for every person who uses our unique sign up link below. It’s a win-win for everyone! And don’t worry you can cancel your Amazon Prime trial at any time within the 30 days and the club will still receive the £3.

CLICK HERE to sign up today.

 

Keeping Fit At Home: Live Instagram Workouts

To keep ourselves active and healthy during lockdown, we are delivering LIVE workout sessions via our Instagram page.

Please see below the upcoming schedule of sessions kicking off this Saturday. To join the workouts please make sure you follow @RichmondRugby on Instagram.

Ollie Cross (Under 13s Coach)

Workouts: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4pm-5pm.

Saturday mornings 10am-11am.

Nick Elliott (Under 12s Coach)

Workouts: Sunday mornings 10am-11am.

 

500 Club: October Winners

Congratulations to our 500 Club winners for October! 

Colin Wheeler £345, Roger Douglass £50, Mike Hallisey £50 and Neil Burgess £50.

CLICK HERE to sign up for your chance to win monthly prizes. 

 

Online Shop: Latest Kit and Merchandise

Head over to our Online Shop for the latest club kit, merchandise, equipment and face coverings. 

CLICK HERE to start shopping.