Harlequins Foundation joins our Rugby Turf Workshop

17th Dec 2018

We’re delighted that the Harlequins Foundation will be joining us at our Rugby Turf Workshop on 24th January 2019. Their Manager Paul Wilson will be giving a special presentation of the wonderful work the Foundation does in the rugby community to promote health & wellbeing.

Paul has been with the Harlequins Foundation since 2015, co-ordinating and managing delivery of the Harlequins Foundation programmes.

A former rugby player, Paul very much ‘leads from the front’ and in 2017 took on the challenge of the London Marathon to raise funds for the Harlequins Foundation’s mental health campaign.

Paul Wilson - Harlequins Foundation

The Harlequins Foundation

Their Vision:
A world where the power of sport is used to drive positive change.

Their Mission:
To use the Harlequin network and brand to inspire, educate and equip individuals and communities at home and around the world to change their lives and fulfil their potential.

Their focus is on inspirational, sustainable and transformative solutions that tackle inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable in society by using education, skills development and entrepreneurship.

Movember Partnership
This September The Movember Foundation, Harlequins Foundation and Harlequin FC announced a long-term partnership that will see them team up for a joint initiative committed to help rugby fans, and the wider community,

The partnership is focussing on improving awareness of men’s health issues during the season as well as raising funds to deliver a mental health and wellbeing project in the 2019/20 season aimed at reducing self-harm and suicide amongst young men.

The partnership brings together a joint ambition between the Club and the Foundations to address the issues around men’s health and provide information and guidance on what to do when health suffers. They are planning several campaigns, focused both on awareness and fundraising, and during the partnership the funds raised will be invested into projects aimed at parents, coaches and young men; all delivered through the Harlequins Foundation.