Our mission is simple – to change life experiences through Rugby harnessing the power of the game to make a positive, lasting impact on individuals’ lives, developing skills and strengthening communities. Something that Matt did every day of his 54 years of life. Read more
Atlas DigiBus, an advanced mobile Digital Classroom for 960 children per DigiBus per week in the Informal Settlements of Kenya and South Africa, where many children lack any IT education, let alone at this level. Read more
Our mission is simple – to change life experiences through Rugby harnessing the power of the game to make a positive, lasting impact on individuals’ lives, developing skills and strengthening communities. Something that Matt did every day of his 54 years of life.
We are The Richmond Heavies Foundation – the heart of the Richmond rugby family. The Foundation was borne out of the unconnected premature deaths of three amazing guys closely connected to the Heavies and club within six weeks of each other in 2018. Protecting Players and Supporting Families is our mission. We want everyone in the wider rugby family to get involved so please help and support us. To find out more visit www.richheaviesfdn.org
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 Atlas Foundation has joined forces with the RAF Policy Rugby team (aka The Flying Pigs) in a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the Globe. While the government is providing medical support and food for migrant workers in Singapore, they are isolated from their families and the outside world. To provide some support to these people, we will be using donations to Atlas Asia in the #ATW7 challenge to provide some extra support to those workers.
Congratulations to the team who smashed the world record, and powered past the SG $200,000 mark in the AON Singapore 2020 Round the Island Challenge on 13-14th March 2020. A group of senior executives from across the Asian (and some further afield) insurance industry came together to set a Singapore Record, circumnavigating Singapore in 3 outrigger boats, and raising money to support children's projects across Asia in partnership with the Nicholson Memorial Fund and Atlas Asia.
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.
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.
In 2014 Lincoln Mali set up a rugby festival for Township schools in and around Port Elizabeth. The ambition was to establish a lasting legacy for his rugby loving father, to reinvigorate interest in local rugby, to provide support and incentives to keep young people in education and to make a beneficial connection to their communities.
Join the Front Row Club challenge to help raise funds for masks, medical supplies and food for kids in Atlas projects.
EDRU are taking a men's & women's squad to South Africa, following on from both teams participation in the World Deaf Rugby sevens competition in Australia last year. This will be the first time these two Nations will play against each other & is a huge step forward in the development & progress of Deaf Rugby. This competition will have to be individually funded by all players, coaches & staff. Each person travelling must raise £1500 to cover the total cost of the 10 day tour.
In memory of Philip “Tonka” Williams to support research into rugby related brain injuries and mental health issues.
Weʼre raising £50,000 to contribute to causes close to Ian Michael Williams' heart, keeping his legacy alive and continuing his impact on the world.
We would like to invite all of you to participate in & complete your #30for30 – 30 ‘things’ to celebrate (what would have been) Ian’s 30 years.
We thought we would make use of our time in Managed Isolation in New Zealand to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.
Farnham RUFC were saddened by the death of Matt Ratana, rugby coach and police sergeant. We want to raise funds for the foundation set up in his memory.
Simon Shaw introduced me to the Atlas Foundation last year. I have always been passionate about all sports, including rugby and very grateful for the opportunities it has given me as well as the friends I have made along the way. I am really impressed by the work that the Atlas Foundation does and in particular their support for the Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation which is such a great cause.
A fellow police officer who left a lasting mark on his local community I also worked at Croydon police station where Matt served.
I am a Dad of an under 16 player.
Close Association to the Nicholson Family
The Silver Hippo's already fund a social inclusion and feeding project for townships in South Africa. We have witnessed first hand how this project works and the difference it makes to incredible young people living in terrible conditions and circumstances.
I owe so much to rugby and this is a small way to make a meaningful difference and because Northy won’t stop pestering me!
On Sun 6th Sept 2020 ... I SOLO SWAM THE CHANNEL in a time of 15hrs & 15mins. Many thanks for supporting me and donating to my charitable causes. It was a very long swim but I loved it!
Contacted by Front Row Club, and Josh was keen to get involved in our BBBC Challenge."Can definitely cut my hair would love to help out. And regarding fundraising as I’m in Scotland and an England supporter I’m tempted to cycle the equivalent distance of Murrayfield to Twickenham - 420 miles around my area."