Deborah Bird, known to many as Birdy, from East London Rugby Club and Silver Hippos Rugby Club, began supporting the work of the Atlas Foundation in 2018 when she saw first hand the work the Foundation does in the townships of South Africa.
Raising money as a tribute to Matt and to support the charities good work that is inspired by Matt.
Building on the success of the Matt Ratana Memorial charity pins
Matt was a good friend at my gym, South Coast Gym. I want to be able to do this event to help his foundation help those learn how to play rugby who are less fortunate.
I have worked closely with Kampuchea Balopp in the past, and love their mission to teach life skills through rugby skills to underprivileged children in Cambodia.
Running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours Raising money for the Matt Ratana Rugby foundation
Part of my 2nd Dan Karate grading.
I am fundraising for Matt Ratana as he truly was an inspiration and an amazing person
Sadly on 7th August, Beryl Jones died after a short illness. Beryl (or Mum/Nana) was a truly wonderful woman who brought joy to so many around her. Her funeral will take place on 25th August in a place that she spent a lot of time documenting death markers!Beryl asked that any donations in her memory be made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (in memory of her brother Ray) or Tanzania Rugby Development via Ed’s Fund with Bhubesi Pride/Atlas Foundation (in memory of her grandson Ed). Y
To support the MRRF Vixens game on the 28th and support the MRRF
Raising funds to provide defibrillators for community rugby clubs