THE DUKE OF SUSSEX TO ATTEND RECEPTION IN AID OF TRY FOR CHANGE AND THE JONNY WILKINSON FOUNDATION
Kensington Palace Pavilion
Wednesday 13th February, 2019
On Wednesday 13th February The Duke of Sussex will attend a reception and take part in a Q&A session with England Rugby union co-captain Dylan Hartley, in aid of England Rugby’s Try for Change programme and the Jonny Wilkinson Foundation.
His Royal Highness will meet representatives from Try for Change at the reception as well as ex England international rugby players and World Cup winners Jonny Wilkinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jason Leonard. The Duke will also speak to England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones and the England Rugby union squad before taking part in a Q&A session with Dylan Hartley, discussing their passion for rugby and the impact Try for Change projects have been having.
As Patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), His Royal Highness is keen to support the organisation’s efforts to make rugby more inclusive across society, and in doing so, use the sport to help tackle a number of significant social challenges around educational and social inclusion, mental and physical wellbeing, unemployment and community cohesion.
Try for Change is an England Rugby programme that uses the power of rugby as a force for good to improve and support the lives of disadvantaged young people in England and across the world. Try for Change works with Sport Relief, a campaign of Comic Relief, to raise funds for projects that use rugby and its core values for positive change.
The Jonny Wilkinson Foundation encourages social participation within communities to tackle mental health concerns together, in order to inspire individuals, influence prejudice and promote awareness and understanding. The foundation provides practical help and support as well as supporting institutions that, through their work, enable individuals to face huge challenges without struggling alone.
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