Is there something you could give up for a least a month? Why not join the players from Gloucester Rugby who will be giving something up this spring, and at the same time will be helping the NSPCC make a firm stand against bullying.
The players are taking a stand against bullying and asking people to take up the Kicking Bullying into Touch Challenge. The challenge aims to raise funds by calling on people to get sponsored to give something up for a month any time before the Guinness Premiership Final at Twickenham on 29 May. All funds raised will benefit from the ChildLine /Guinness Premiership Kicking Bullying into Touch anti-bullying programme.
Gareth Delve said: "I'll be kicking chocolate into touch for one month and am hoping that people will join me by giving something up too. If you really can't give something up then you can sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/garethdelve. It's going to be hard to give chocolate up for a month but because it will help more children deal with bullying that will keep me going."
The Kicking Bullying into Touch Challenge aims to raise £30,000 to help thousands more children in schools throughout the UK learn about bullying.
Sophie Moss, Senior Development Manager for the ChildLine service said: "Bullying is the subject most children call the NSPCC's ChildLine service about. Last year around 18% of all children counselled by ChildLine contacted us about bullying, so the more children we can provide advice and support to through the Kicking Bullying into Touch programme the better.
"We're really hoping that as many people as possible will take the challenge to give something up for a month because even £20 raised in sponsorship per person will make a massive difference."
The Guinness Premiership clubs are also dedicating Round 19 on Easter Weekend, 2 to 4 April, as a special Kicking Bullying into Touch weekend and Gloucester will be selling special tickets to their match against Saracens at 5.30pm on Saturday, 3 April.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.
Supporters who are still to purchase tickets for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm) are reminded that Early Bird prices are only valid until 6:30pm on Thursday evening.