The video, released today to coincide with International Day of Charity, showcases the work of the Foundation who use the values of rugby and the power of sport to inspire, support and educate young people towards a positive future.
Featuring two of the Foundation’s ambassadors, former Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood and current fly-half James Grayson, the video highlights the wide range of education and social inclusion programmes delivered in mainstream schools and from the Foundations five hubs.
The Foundation’s Managing Director Catherine Deans said: “As young people head back to the classroom, demand for our services has never been greater.
“With the cost-of-living crisis putting increasing pressure on families, young people are increasingly in need of our support to ensure they stay engaged at school where they can be given the security and stability they so badly need.
“Many of the young people are referred to us by mental health services at a time of crisis. Through our education and social inclusion programmes which are held in mainstream schools and at hubs in Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Ipswich, we teach young people the skills they need to build positive futures for themselves and, ultimately, help to save lives.”
Thanks to the work of the Foundation, 93% of the students referred to the charity in the past year have returned to full-time education, training or employment. But more still needs to be done.
Catherine said: “Our focus is very much on the remaining 7%. With the support of our amazing volunteers, fundraisers and donors we will be looking to open additional hubs across the region this year, and extend the services we offer, to ensure that no child who needs our support is left behind.”
The Foundation would like to thank WHP Creative for their continued support in filming and editing the video.