Richard Langhorn Trust to become Quins official charity
14 July 2005 11:48am
NEC Harlequins are delighted to announce that they have chosen the Richard Langhorn Trust (RLT) to be their nominated charity over the next two years. The RLT was founded in 1994 in memory of Quins player Richard Langhorn, who tragically died that year having served the club for over ten years.
The Trust is dedicated to providing sporting opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children.
Since it was founded, the Trust has given financial help and encouraged hundreds of children across the world, from coaching rugby to poverty stricken children in Calcutta, to sailing holidays for the underprivileged and wheelchair rugby and basketball in the UK.
Helping to raise funds are Trustee Peter Winterbottom and Patrons Jason Leonard, Lawrence Dallaglio and Will Carling. With their help, the Trust hopes to build on the success so far, to give young people more opportunity to participate in and enjoy a variety of sport.
"The support we receive from Quins will help us give disabled and disadvantaged children a chance to participate in and enjoy sport," said Stephen Langhorn, Richard's Father.
To coincide with the beginning of this relationship, the RLT have a 'launch offer' of three nights (Sunday 31st July to Tuesday 2nd August) aboard the 'Alexander Fairy' during Cowes Week, which is to be auctioned off in a silent auction. The prize, which is for up to six people, includes a skipper, food, drink and moorings for the three day duration.
Anyone wishing to make a bid for this prize should email Polly Wiseman at firstname.lastname@example.org. (*NB - please note that the reserve price for the prize is £1,500). The closing date for bids is Monday 25th July.
Over the last two years Quins have supported the British Paralympic Association, with the partnership between the two raising an amazing total of over £30,000 through various fundraising activities.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.