Matthew's 200km in 7 days Challenge!

Not content with completing the ‘Race to the Stones Virtual 100km’ challenge last month in support of the Anita, Alex and Annabel Nicholson Memorial Fund, Matthew Power, aged 15, took it upon himself to complete two further challenges. Read more

The Virreyes Rugby Club

Despite rugby training having not been possible, our rugby families everywhere have come together to protect one another. In March, Virreyes Rugby Club was transformed into a dining hall, with an army of volunteers cooking and delivering 1,000 meals every day to the doorsteps of the poorest neighborhoods. Since the pandemic first began over 40,000 meals have been delivered and numbers are growing daily. Read more

Around the World in 7 Days and the Singapore Dorms

Back in May the Atlas Foundation joined forces with the RAF Police Rugby team (aka The Flying Pigs) in a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the Globe. The 25,000 mile adventure was to be carried out collectively around the world; walking, running, hopping, cycling any which way we could. In a fantastic team effort the team completed over 70,000 miles/113 kilometres over 7 days. The objective of this challenge was to raise awareness and funds for the many kids and families around the worl Read more

Fond Farewell and New Signing

Today at Atlas we are saying a fond farewell to our out-going intern Rory Hamilton who has been with us as Marketing and Communications Officer throughout the 2019-2020 year. That being said as Rory leaves to go back to the University of Bath to finish his Politics and International Relations degree, we are lucky enough to welcome a brand-new intern on board for the 2020-2021 year. Read more

Our first five years 2015-2020

Our first five years captured in a one minute video Read more

Maro Itoje joins the Atlas Foundation Board of Trustees

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Saracens and England lock, Maro Itoje, has been elected to the Board of Trustees. As an Atlas Foundation Trustee Maro will be legally responsible, as a Board Director, for charitable compliance and will work with the other Trustees to set the strategic direction of the charity, ensuring that Atlas fulfils its vision and mission. Read more

Virtual Race to the Stones

After the cancellation of this years ‘Race to the Stones’ 100 km ultra-marathon over 60 friends and family of the original Nicholson Memorial Fund/Atlas Foundation Race to the Stones team have walked, run and cycled between 6th and 12th July in memory of our three stars, Anita, Alex and Annabel as part of the Race to the Stones Virtual Challenge. Read more

First Atlas Annual Review Published for 2018/19

Atlas is delighted to publish our first Annual Review, a short booklet celebrating the achievements of each financial year. Unlike our previous annual reports, we hope this gives a valued look at the impact we make around the world by sharing stories from our projects and looking over our activities in the UK and elsewhere. Read more

The Expats raise £1,000 for Nicholson Memorial Fund

Managing to raise £1,000 for the Nicholson Memorial Fund so far, all the profits from Toby Trotter's illustrated book, The Expats, will go to the Memorial Fund. Read more

Tackling the virus head on in Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, Marcos Julianes and his team from Virreyes RC have been supporting their community and helping them tackle the knock on effects of coronavirus. Read more

Memphis Inner City Rugby tackling the virus head on

Over the past month the team at Memphis Inner City Rugby have been working incredibly hard to support those who need it in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In mid-March, an ‘adapted services plan’ was launched to “redirect organization resources to be the most helpful for our students & families”. Read more

Progress being made on the Atlas Mobile Classroom

Atlas Foundation Mobile Classroom Project Manager Calum Barclay updates us on the latest developments on the bus. Read more

Unsung heroes in unprecedented times

The Jungle Crows asked all their leaders, coaches and players to nominate unsung heroes from their communities. Family and friends who were going the extra mile to make a positive impact at this time of coronavirus pandemic. Please read on to see some of the stories of these unsung heroes, keeping on and motivating us all at these difficult times. Here are a selection of some of those heroes. Read more

Jungle Crows - Khelo Rugby Programme - Coronavirus pandemic report

Jungle Crows - Khelo Rugby Programme - Coronavirus pandemic report. This report is about the “scholarship students” young leaders who get educational stipends of a little under £10 per month. These are the kids who’ve come up through the rugby programme and now take responsibility for leading a group of around 20 kids in their local areas at rugby sessions. They are about 14-16 years old, and the kids they look after are about 8 -14. Read more

Helping children thrive in deprived Salta

Former England international and Argentina Director of Rugby, Les Cusworth, spoke to Atlas about the growing issues of inequality in the northern province of Salta in Argentina, and how his team of Atlas champions have been trying to help those worst affected. Read more