Come and support by Running! Thats all you have to do, run a give moral support!!!
Do your bit!
Announcement from Simon Halliday, Patron of Help for Heroes and Esher Member.
“The Armed Services and the game of Rugby have always had a close link over the years. I am sure you will all remember the two Help for Heroes Twickenham Rugby matches a few years ago. They cemented the relationship between the two - many Internationals past and present, as well as young stars, took the field to help raise money and awareness for our wounded and sick servicemen and women. The likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Martin Johnson, Jonah Lomu, Will Greenwood and Scott Gibbs all gave their time for nothing for such a cause. Even the World cup winning All Black Coach, Wayne Smith, came to lend his support. We ended up raising more than £2m.
Now it's Eshers turn. I have asked the Help for Heroes Charity to come to us for the day, on the occasion of our home match versus Hull Ionians. We will have a lunch and an auction as well as bucket collections. There will be halftime entertainment from former Internationals and we hope some military presence. We will be hosting the Band of Brothers and Sisters, who embody the reason we are doing this. They represent our wounded and sick, whom we have a lifetime responsibility to look after considering the sacrifices they and their families have made to keep us out of harm’s way.
This will be a fun day for the family, please tell all your friends to come along and share in the days experience. There will be many opportunities to fund raise during the day, and here is one which is as special as it is unusual.
I shall be leading a Fun Run Half Marathon before the match, starting at 12h30. We shall go round the Esher grounds, and you can either complete 13 miles with me or stop half way. All money that you raise shall go to Help for Heroes. We have set up a head page on Bmycharity, and encourage anyone taking part in the run to link their team to this page. For those interested in taking part please register through the Help for Heroes Website. Be sure to state in your registration that you are taking part in the 'Esher Rugby Club Run', and please state the distance and your shirt size. When registering you will have the option to create your own Bmycharity page, we encourage you do this so it can be linked to the head page.
I hope you all agree that this is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for a fabulous charity. I feel both proud and humble to be a Patron of the charity and hope that we can have a great day on their behalf. 100 % of the money raised in the live auction will be going to Help for Heroes. 50% of the money raised from the Raffle will be going to Help for Heroes, and the other 50% will be going to Esher Rugby Club.
Please join us on April 5th, and help to make it an unforgettable day.”
For more information, find Esher rugby on Twitter:@esherrugby or contact Esher Rugby Club.
We understand it is quite difficult to register so we have created a quick guide to help you out
Help For Heroes & Esher Rugby Fun Run
Follow link to Help for Heroes Website
Sign In to your account or create a Help for Heroes Account via User name & password
Register details on Fundraising Registration pages:
Account Details: Your details
Registration type: Organisation
Organisation Name: Esher Rugby
Fundraising category: My personal fundraising
Fundraising type: Running
Event Name Esher: Rugby Club Run
Event type Entering: a running event
Secured own place: Tick box
Run Distance: Half Marathon (Don’t worry you will be able to indicate if you want to do the 5 mile run a little later!)
T Shirt Size: Enter your size and you will be able to pick up a free T Shirt when you register on the day of the run
Start Date: 5/4/2014
Finish Date: 5/4/2014
Start Time: 12.30
Finish Time: 14.30
Description Box: Enter “Fun run sponsorship 5 mile” or “Fun run sponsorship half marathon” depending on what distance you want to run
Fundraising location: Surrey
Fundraising Target: Enter what expect you might be able raise by sponsorship
Event Website: EsherRugby.com
Create BMyCharity: Tick this. We would like everyone to use this site for sponsorship as all money collected through it goes to Help for Heroes (other giving sites takes a hosting fee!)
Feedback: Select Group for how found out about event
If you have any problems ring the Challenges team on 01725 514106 they are really helpful