VSL is committed to working with local communities and charities in all of our events and tours.
VSL has raised over $400,000 for charitable partners since our inception. Previous charitable partners have included Bobs for Good Foundation, Cure Kids, Black Dog, Rabinowitz Trust, Hawaii Junior Rugby and currently for Cardiff we have Wooden Spoon and for Vintage Rugby we have the Bytown Rugby Foundation.
The Bytown Rugby Foundation was created in 2015 with its goal being to support and encourage young rugby players who may find playing rugby too expensive. Disadvantaged youth are encouraged to play and will be supported by the Foundation with supply of equipment and playing gear.
Wooden Spoon is the UK’s leading grant-making charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged and disabled children and young people through rugby.
“On behalf of Wooden Spoon Wales, can I formally thank you & VSL for this magnificent donation, which combined with our own fundraising efforts has achieved the original target of £30,000. On a personal level thank you for the enthusiasm & determination you showed in making the event such a resounding success. This money will become eligible for spending in the year 2017/18 from 1 April so we will be looking for a specific project that we might be able to ring-fence as ‘Wooden Spoon/Golden Oldies’.”
Cure Kids are with us again for the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies World Sports Festival 2018. More information on that will be on our special Christchurch website come this June!