The Rugby League Varsity Match has announced Regain as official charity partner for the 38th annual encounter between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; with funds raised at the game at the Honourable Artillery Company on Friday 2 March going to the tetraplegic support charity.
Founded over 25 years ago, Regain provides support to sporting tetraplegics by providing equipment and facilities to improve mobility, communication, education and employment opportunities, as well as ensuring equal opportunities for tetraplegics and helping tetraplegics to lead independent lives.
Making the announcement, Rugby League Varsity Match director Mark Ramsdale said “on behalf of the two clubs from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, I am very pleased to welcome Regain as a charity partner for the Varsity Match. Sport has wonderful benefits for physical and mental health and the work of Regain to support tetraplegic sportsmen and women is excellent. We are proud to be working with them this year to raise funds for their good work and encourage those at the game, and elsewhere, to give where they can.”
For those who would like to support Regain and their work but can’t get to the game should visit www.regainsportscharity.com.
Regain CEO Gwynne Furlong said “We are very pleased to become the charity partner to the Rugby League Varsity Match. We share the players’ and spectators passion for sport and work hard to ensure tetraplegics have the same opportunities to take part in sport, and in doing so, improve their mental and physical wellbeing. We’re very much looking forward to the day, and we are grateful to all those that might give.”