Set up by Ben Nicholson in memory of his wife Anita and their two children Alex and Annabel who tragically lost their lives in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday 2019. Read more
12 Atlas Trekkers in 2019 have committed to raising £10,000 each to support our work with the rural poor in India, and elsewhere.
In 2019 they will meet the children of Saraswatipur in North Bengal before trekking uphill into the Himalayas bordering India and Nepal.
Weʼre raising £25,000 to contribute to causes close to Ian Michael Williams' heart, keeping his legacy alive and continuing his impact on the world.
Join us in 2019 for this fantastic closed road event. Building on the success of the last three years Jason and other former pro-rugby stars will lead out the ATLAS Peloton at the Tour of Cambridgeshire.
Private parking and registration, high quality Atlas cycling jersey, VIP enclosure with valuables storage, food, drink and bar, private race gate for racers and sportive riders.
The Kings Rugby Development Academy provides 250 of the poorest children (6-16 yrs) from the largest Sub-Saharan African slum with opportunities for a better and enriched life. The programme gives the children from the Kibera, green fields of open space, positive ‘coach’ role models, nutritious food, plenty of clean water to drink, medical support and the joy of exchanging rags for rugby kits and much more.
Please donate generously to Atlas and our work with the poorest children on earth.
Set up by Ben Nicholson in memory of his wife Anita and their two children Alex and Annabel who tragically lost their lives in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday 2019.
The Richmond Heavies is the veteran’s side of Richmond Rugby Club in West London, one of the oldest clubs in the world and presently playing in the RFU Championship as the sole amateur club.
Several recent unexpected bereavements of players have led to the creation of a charitable foundation to help protect senior and junior players at the club, as well as being able to help those immediately impacted, by a serious illness or bereavement.
Atlas CEO Sally Pettipher, her husband Jim and son Will have established this fund to continue their personal support of the Jungle Crows and their Khelo Rugby programme in Kolkata and beyond.
The Silver Hippos met Jason Leonard and the England Rugby team in Cape Town at a visit to an Atlas Foundation project. Jason established the Atlas Foundation to "raise kids out of disadvantage through the power of rugby". The Hippos were very admiring of this work and have set up this Fund to continue to support the work we saw there, and in other places around the world.
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Following Ed's tragic death this Memorial Fund has been established to honour his memory. Ed's family will use it to further the charitable work that Ed did in South Africa when he toured there with his rugby team.
The Atlas Foundation is proud to partner with Sutton and Epsom RFC to support grassroots rugby development.
From March 30th to April 2nd I am trekking in the Himalayas to support the Atlas Foundation's work with kids from the city slums and rural villages of India.
Four friends tackle Himalayan trek to raise funds for The Atlas Foundation
It has always been my passion raising money for a worthy charity whilst giving myself a challenge! The Atlas Foundation is definitely one of them, helping children through rugby, giving them the discipline, support and knowledge, they need to better all aspects their lives.
This Challenge takes on the Himalayan foothills, but also helps the poorest kids in India, from the city slums to subsistence living in the northern jungle. I'm looking to raise at least £10,000 to help them.
I recently saw the work of the Atlas Foundation with some of the poorest kids in Africa. It truly does save lives. Rugby is our sport and and we look after our own, we give back, remembering all the people who gave to us to allow us to succeed. On 30th March I will carry essential medical and educational supplies to kids in the most rural northern part of India. I am raising £10k to help with this. Please donate and support me if you can.
I have seen the work of the Atlas Foundation first hand, helping kids through the power of rugby. In 2019 I have a double challenge - a Himalayan mountain challenge and the Atlas cycle challenge
These children may remind you of Mowgli from the Jungle Book, but the reality of their existence is a grinding poverty which prevents growth, education and opportunity and I want to raise at least £10,000 to help them. Atlas projects use rugby and education to offer these children a future. They have already increased education levels in some areas from 15%-80% and want to continue this work to help as many children as possible.
To raise awareness for The Ian Williams Foundation
Ian was a close friend and housemate whilst at Swansea University. He always committed to what he wanted to achieve with great and inspiring dedication. He once told me to write a list of what I want to succeed with and keep it to hand and constantly remind yourself of it until you complete what's on there. This year I wanted to challenge myself in a way that Ian (Saffa) would have been proud of, so with his suggestion in mind, I've written a list and signed up to a series of events throughout 2
On 20th February 2018, Ian Williams (or Saffa to most of us at Swansea University) collapsed and could not be resuscitated whilst at a training session for Doncaster Knights. I will be taking on Ironman Wales 2019 to contribute to a lasting legacy for Ian and to raise money to ‘Safeguard the Heart of Sport’ by promoting cardiac screening in the young through The Ian Williams Foundation and CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).
During my first year at Swansea University I lived in the same halls as Ian Williams who, as many will know, tragically passed away in 2018 while training for Doncaster Knights. Ian was an ever present face for many people in our university across our 3 years, whether it was through his rugby or through his more social side. I would like to help do my bit to support the great work that the Ian Williams Foundation are aiming to achieve.
The Atlas Foundation supports at risk children in 15 countries through providing food, education and access to sport.