Armistice 100 #RugbyRemembers

by Rugby for Heroes in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Armistice 100 #RugbyRemembers
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On 27th August 2018 we successfully raised £5,000 with 81 supporters in 42 days

Raising funds to support the forces community as we embark on a 300 mile bike ride to honour our fallen heroes this Armistice Centenary.

by Rugby for Heroes in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

The centenary of the signing of the First World War Armistice, and the role played by international rugby players from across the allied forces, will be commemorated through three events in aid of Rugby for Heroes and The Royal British Legion, to be known as the Armistice 100 Trilogy. 

Led by our charity patron Mike Tindall MBE, we will be honouring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice more than 100 years ago and your support will help us drive our efforts forward and ensure that our service personnel making the transition to civilian life get the support they need.

We have created a number of limited edition items including an Armistice 100 Rugby for Heroes replica shirt, t-shirt and car sticker that we'd love to give you in return for your support. We also have a limited number of "money can't buy" rewards for you to get your hands on so we hope we have something for everyone!

Event Details

A 300-mile bike ride scheduled for the 29th to 31st August will see an elite team of cyclists ride from Twickenham Stadium to Compiegne, the site of the First World War Armistice. The ride will culminate in a ceremony at the Armistice site on 1st September followed by a rugby match at Compiegne RC between a Rugby for Heroes XV and a Compiegne XV.

The Armistice 100 Bike Ride & Match will join the rugby and forces communities together and allow us as members of the rugby community to honour those who shared our passion for the game and who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War. It will be a privilege to ride alongside some of our nation’s heroes as we pay our respects in this important anniversary year” – Mike Tindall MBE, Patron of Rugby for Heroes.

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Post-ride, the Armistice 100 Remembrance Dinner will take place on 8th November and will be hosted by charity ambassador Nick Knowles who states - “I’m excited and honoured to be part of the Rugby for Heroes Armistice celebrations and commemoration, remembering those from the rugby family who laid down their lives for our freedom.” The fundraising reception and dinner will be held at Twickenham Stadium and will be attended by both ex-professional rugby players and celebrities. 

The final event of the Armistice 100 Trilogy will take place over Remembrance weekend in November where a Rugby for Heroes International XV will take on a French Legends XV in a commemorative fundraising rugby match.

Our target of £15,000 will go towards adding another Transition Through Rugby course to our 2019 calendar. The aim of this unique course is to support military service men and women through the sport of rugby. Players provide professional expertise guidance and mentoring to help develop core life skills, teamwork, a greater depth and knowledge of the sport. 

Thank you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Car/Window Sticker

Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Car/Window Sticker

£25 or more

Navy T-Shirt

Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Navy T-Shirt. Mens and Womens sizes available.

£25 or more

Red T-Shirt

Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Red T-Shirt Mens and Womens sizes available

£25 or more

White T-Shirt

Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 White T-Shirt. Mens and Womens sizes available.

£35 or more

8 of 20 claimed

Signed Ball

Rugby for Heroes ball signed by Mike Tindall and other ex-professional players

£40 or more

Kids Replica Kit

Kids Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Replica Kit

£50 or more

Adults Replica Kit

Limited Edition Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 Replica Kit

£250 or more

2 of 22 claimed

Playing Shirt from Rugby for Heroes Match

Actual Rugby for Heroes Armistice 100 playing shirt from match vs French Legends signed by entire team of ex pros and military veterans.

£995 or more

1 of 4 claimed

5 tickets to Armistice 100 Remembrance Dinner

Join us for a one-off fundraising event hosted by charity friend Nick Knowles, who will be joined by VIP guests including ex professional international rugby players and celebrities. With a dinner and reception held at Twickenham Rugby Stadium’s Members Lounge and Presidents Suite, it promises to be a memorable evening and one not to be missed. Includes drinks reception, 3 course meal and half bottle of wine per person.


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