Bath Rugby supporters helped change the lives of thousands of vulnerable young people during the 2018/19 season.
The Foundation exists because young people are not being given an equal chance to succeed and works to empower young people to create a better future for themselves through a variety of sports and activities. All the money donated to the Foundation will help support the charity’s ambition to help to change young lives in and around Bath.
The Foundation uses the values of rugby to inspire young people to create a healthier, positive future for themselves, focusing on improving Education, Employability and Inclusion.
Matchday donations raised more than £35,000 was home matches last season – including The Clash and League matches at the Rec - which helped fund 42,900 coaching hours delivered in the local community by Bath Rugby Foundation staff in the local community.
In total the Foundation team worked with - and helped change the lives of - more than 3,200 vulnerable young people.
Bath Rugby Foundation Chief Executive, Lynne Fernquest, said: “The support of Bath Rugby and the Club’s wonderful supporters means we are able to work with thousands of children and young people every year.
“Every year Bath Rugby Foundation works with youngsters who’ve had the toughest start in life. The children we work with are born into poverty, have a Special Educational Need or Disability, or are excluded because of their race or gender.
“As Government funding for youth support services continues to be cut, less and less support is now available for the rising number of youngsters who need it. Vulnerable children aren’t falling through the net – there is no net.
“This is where we step in – thanks to the generosity of Bath Rugby’s supporters.”