Inspiresport has agreed a two year partnership with the Dallaglio Foundation, a charity for disadvantaged young people, which includes a commitment to raise 100,000.
With UK offices in Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow, inspiresport organise bespoke school and club tours to iconic sporting destinations around the world. Rugby is one of 5 core sport development tours we offer to youth teams. Tours include trips to leading Premiership Clubs in the UK, Ireland and France as well as a recently announced partnership with South Africa Rugby Travel where tours are only available through inspiresport. After the success of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the subsequent growth in demand for rugby tours, CEO Steve Butchart felt that a rugby charity was the right choice for the business.
We looked at a number of charities across the sector and felt that the Dallaglio Foundation offered the best fit for our business.The Foundation works hard to motivate young adults from difficult backgrounds to participate in rugby increasing their sense of worth, self-confidence and self-esteem. This is a perfect fit for inspiresport. We work with teachers and pupils who appreciate the value sport brings to individuals of all ages. For this reason we felt the charity would appeal not only to our staff and customers but also suppliers and partners worldwide.
Inspiresport takes over 10,000 children a year on these tours and part of the fundraising plan will include adding an optional nominal fee to bookings.
The inspiresport team will also be running their own cycling event inspired by the Dallaglio Cycle Slam. The ‘Inspire Slam’ will cover 213 miles from their Manchester office based at Bury FC’s Carrington training ground, to their Head Office based in Cardiff. A core cycling team from across the business will be joined by school teachers, suppliers and other members of the inspiresport UK team finishing with a grande finale in Cardiff in August. Updates on the teams’ training and progress will be available via the blog.
Lawrence Dallaglio of the Dallaglio Foundation said “We are extremely excited to be working with inspiresport. The enthusiasm and energy their team have shown for fundraising will no doubt yield great results for the charity.We share the same values and a core partnership for both organisations is Under Armour.We look forward to working with the inspiresport team and their customers raising the profile of the Dallaglio Foundation and our achievements.”
If you’d like to make a donation in support of the event, or read more information on the Dallaglio Foundation, please check back in the next few days as we work on our fundraising page.