“After seeing the outstanding charity work done by rugby players and the rugby family here and overseas, we knew that we wanted to find a way to add our weight to their efforts, to improve the lives of disadvantaged children across the world.”
From Argentina to Zimbabwe children from the poorest shanty towns and slums are given food, education and training, alongside the joy of playing rugby.
Through this the kids we work with are learning and growing. They learn more, they stay away from drugs and crime, they become young leaders. In time they find jobs and become fine adults giving back to the next generation of children.
Tragically Atlas's Singapore event manager, Anita Nicholson, was killed along with her rugby-mad children Alex and Annabel in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday. Atlas is working with Anita's husband Ben to establish a memorial fund and a permanent fitting tribute to these wonderful and much missed members of our rugby family.
Front Row Club is a digital fan club for the Atlas Foundation, raising money for the work Atlas does to tackle the bigger issues faced by the world's poorest children. Members enjoy privileged access to prizes and experiences with our Rugby Champions
Join Jason Leonard, Simon Shaw and Nick Knowles on a mad cap adventure to deliver a Double Decker Bus converted to a mobile classroom and clubhouse for the kids in the Kibera Slum in Kenya.
The AON Singapore 2020 Round the Island Challenge, which takes place 13-14th March 2020, will see a group of senior executives from across the Asian (and some further afield) insurance industry come together to set a Singapore Record, circumnavigating Singapore in 3 outrigger boats.
After a security guard tackled young fan Charlie Line as he tried to go onto the field in search of a signature, Sonny Bill Williams, in an act of extraordinary compassion, picked Charlie up and gave him his Rugby World Cup winner's medal.
Their friendship started then, and Sonny Bill's only request to Charlie was that he use his medal "to do good".
"Gold for Good" was created for that purpose, and allows Sonny Bill and Charlie to help the poorest children around the world.
First Marathon to Athens, now 100km Lewknor to Avebury, Glen Smith will be joined by Ben Nicholson and 30 runners and walkers to conquer the Ultra Marathon "Race to the Stones" in memory of their friends Anita, Alex and Annabel Nicholson.