When Bath Rugby take on age-old rivals Leicester Tigers at The Clash on the 8th April, they will run out in a limited edition charity shirt designed in aid of Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes. Following the game, each player in the matchday squad will sign his shirt and alongside some squad signed shirts, they will be auctioned off to benefit both charities.
The shirt, designed by Canterbury New Zealand, includes quotes from a beneficiary of each charity on the sleeves, describing what sport means to them and how it has helped their lives.
How to get your hands on a shirt:
- By buying a raffle ticket for just £1 from the Bath Rugby Foundation gazebo in the West Car Park, Twickenham.
- A selection of shirts will be raffled and auctioned in the hospitality areas of Twickenham.
- A few shirts will also be put on eBay, with supporters able to bid on them. This will take place after The Clash so be sure to follow Bath Rugby Foundation on Facebook and Twitter for more news on this.
- Season Ticket Holders can enter a sealed bid to get their hands on one of the exclusive shirts, either in the Bath Rugby Ticket Office, or by sending their Full name, Address, Season ticket number, and the amount of their bid to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bath Rugby and Help for Heroes have been in partnership since 2015 with a focus on the benefit of sport on the road to recovery, with players returning from injury sharing state-of-the-art equipment at the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House. Recent research by Help for Heroes and Kings College London found that at least 66,000 Servicemen and women need long term support to help rebuild their lives.
Amongst the incredible work Bath Rugby Foundation do in the local community to help disadvantaged children and young adults, we also run sessions in military communities using sport to engage young people from military families who often lead transient lifestyles.
Bath and England winger, and serving solider, Semesa Rokoduguni, was on hand to launch the unique shirt at Twickenham.
Rokoduguni said: “Both Bath Rugby Foundation and Help for Heroes do fantastic work, and as players we’re proud to play our part in supporting them on what is going to be an awesome day for the Club. We’re really excited to be running out as a team at Twickenham, and look forward to seeing as many people supporting these two great charities as possible on the day.”