Without the on-going support of our rugby FRIENDS and their generosity, life-changing initiatives for our seriously injured players could not be realised. Funds raised from our FRIENDS programme help with everyday needs such as wheelchairs and physical therapy but also contribute to major initiatives including the on-going research in to spinal injury treatments, prostheses and medications promoting nerve cell regeneration.
Your friendship and generosity helps our seriously injured players live their lives to the full.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Who can become a FRIEND?
Anyone can become a FRIEND to the IRFU Charitable Trust – you can join as an Individual, a Club, a School or as a Business (Corporate FRIEND).
There are 35 seriously injured players across the Island of Ireland and we have individual, Club, School and Corporate FRIENDS from all four provinces.
How much is it to join?
- ROI: €150 per annum
- NI: £130 per annum (or €150 sterling equivalent)
Club / School FRIEND:
- ROI: €250 per annum
- NI: £220 per annum (or €250 sterling equivalent)
- ROI: €1,200 per annum
- NI: £1,100 per annum (or €1,200 sterling equivalent)
Rewarding our FRIENDS – INDIVIDUALS
Once you sign up to become a FRIEND, you will receive exclusive Charitable Trust Friends gifts.
As an individual, you will receive a FRIENDS Charitable Trust Pin Badge and your choice of an exclusive gift from our Canterbury and Heritage range:
- Canterbury Backpack
- Canterbury Boot Bag
- Canterbury Cap
- Canterbury Sports Bag
- Rugby Beanie
- Rugby Scarf
- Heritage Bow Tie
- Heritage Tie
- Heritage Golf Umbrella
REMEMBER – every year you are a member, you will get to choose a new FRIENDS Gift!
You will also receive updates from the Charitable Trust as well as opportunities to win prizes during the year.
Rewarding our FRIENDS – CLUBS and SCHOOLS
Rugby Clubs and Schools who become a FRIEND to the Trust receive an exclusive signed “FRIENDS Membership” frame featuring our ambassadors and your Club / School name.
The IRFU Charitable Trust FRIENDS ambassadors include Bundee Aki, Rory Best, Eimear Considine, Tadhg Furlong and Robbie Henshaw.
Clubs and Schools will also receive updates from the Trust as well as opportunities to win prizes during the year.
Watch this space!
Rewarding our CORPORATE FRIENDS
Previously known as our ‘Corporate Patrons’, we welcome any and all businesses who wish to join our rugby family in supporting our seriously injured players.
Businesses who become a Corporate FRIEND will also receive a signed “Friends Membership” frame featuring our Friends Ambassadors – personalised with your company logo and the year your organisation joined.
In addition, our Corporate FRIENDS will receive updates during the year as well as exclusive invites / discounts to events including our Breakfast Business Networking Morning (previous events featured Andy Farrell and David Nucifora); as well as our Golf Outing – kindly sponsored by one of our existing Corporate FRIENDS – Pinergy.
We would also invite any of our Corporate FRIENDS to talk to us about developing their own CSR / Fundraising Initiative in collaboration with the IRFU Charitable Trust as well as Employee Volunteering for the Trust.
If your business would like to join as a Corporate FRIEND, please contact Linda Black on +353 1 647 3866 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS to become a FRIEND:
1. Pay by DIRECT DEBIT annually
(Republic of Ireland only)
2. Pay by STANDING ORDER annually
(Northern Ireland / UK only)