TACKLING THE BIGGER ISSUES 

The Atlas Foundation was founded by Jason Leonard and other rugby champions to tackle the biggest issues facing children and adults around the world through the power of rugby, and the support of the rugby family

What we Do - Tackling the Bigger Issues

“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.”

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The difference we make

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.

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Rugby Family Pulls Together

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.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Front Row Club latest!! - Knock on News

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

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Author: Sally Pettipher

The Atlas Challenge 2020

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.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Location: kibera slum,, nairobi

AON Singapore 2020 Round The Island Challenge

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.

Gold for Good - The Sonny Bill Williams and Charlie Line Charitable Foundation

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.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Target amount: £500,000.00

Amount raised: £1,505.00

Fundraise

Race to the Stones

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.

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Author: Sally Pettipher

Target amount: £10,000.00

Amount raised: £3,893.52

Fundraise

Our impact

16

Countries

21

Projects

53,456

Children

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Upcoming events

  • Argentina vs South Africa Rugby Wines

    The second in Simon Shaw's "M Series". A competition and celebration of Rugby players wine making prowess. Wines from Argentina and South Africa from rugby players vineyards, donated to help raise funds, make new friends and thank exisiting Atlas supporters. Read more

  • The Atlas Challenge 2020

    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. Read more

  • British Bulldog 7-a-Side Charity Cricket Day

    Come and join Mike Gatting and Jason Leonard and other stars from the world of sport and entertainment for lunch as part of the British Bulldog 7-A-Side Charity Cricket Day 2020 on 21st May 2020 at Ealing CC. Read more

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