This season, The Fold, an orphanage in the Limpopo region of South Africa has been selected as one of Gloucester Rugby's chosen charities and a planned number of community fundraising events will be held throughout the season.
'The community projects we run in Gloucestershire continue to be our main focus, however, this season we wanted to do more and something a bit different. So we decided to extend our community work beyond the boundaries of the local area by establishing a link with The Fold in South Africa.'
We recently became aware of the work of The Fold, an orphanage set up just a couple of years ago. It provides a place for children who have been rescued from despairing situations. The aim of The Fold is "to create a loving and secure environment where children have hope for the future." For more information on The Fold please visit http://www.thefold-sa.org/index.html
'We plan to visit The Fold next year with a group of students from Gloucestershire, bringing together young people from different cultures and backgrounds for a week of mutual educational and undertstanding experiences'
Throughout the season the Community Department will be organising a number of fundraising events. One of which is a Race Night which will be taking place on the evening of Friday 30th November, in the Lion's Den at Kingsholm stadium.
For more information regarding the Race Night or upcoming community events please contact Bryony Narbeth on 01452 876594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org