The Rugby League Varsity Match has announced St Helens Autism Support (SaS) as its second charity partner.
The 38th annual battle between the dark blues of the University of Oxford and light blues of the University of Cambridge is returning to the Honourable Artillery Company for the fifth successive year on Friday 2nd March and will raise funds for SaS and Regain Sports.
SaS is a St Helens based charity formed in January 2012 specifically to raise funds to support people on the autism spectrum. Spectators at the Varsity Match will be asked to donate to the two charities and an auction and other fundraising activities will take place before kick-off in the match’s pre-match hospitality.
Tommy Jackson from SaS said: “We’re delighted to be part of such a traditional sporting fixture. The SaS are already linked with the rugby league community through our work with St.Helens R.F.C. and we are pleased to be involved in the Rugby League Varsity Match.
“As a local charity we have two main objectives – to raise awareness of the condition and to raise funds which will provide community, training and employment opportunities for local people.
“By partnering with the Rugby League Varsity Match we can project this message beyond our usual boundaries.”
Mark Ramsdale, director of the Rugby League Varsity Match, added: “it is great to welcome SaS as a charity partner to the Rugby League Varsity Match this year. With the help of those coming to the game, and even those who cannot make it, I look forward to ensuring we support SaS, their work and those they help.”
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