The British & Irish Lions have partnered with four Home Nations charities for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand.
For the first time the Lions will officially support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (England), Temple Street Children's University Hospital (Ireland), The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (Scotland) and Velindre Cancer Centre/Canolfan Ganser Felindre (Wales).
The partnerships will include four fund-raising dinners in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London between February and May.
British & Irish Lions Chief Operating Officer Charlie McEwen said: “These charities make a huge difference to people’s lives both in the treatment and the care they provide for patients and their families. The Lions family want to support them in their efforts and, by partnering officially with them, we hope to raise awareness and funds to help make that difference.”
The themed ‘Leading The Lions’ dinner series will see great names from Lions history come together with 2017 Head Coach Warren Gatland and Tour Manager and 1971 Lion John Spencer and offers a fabulous opportunity for supporters to celebrate ahead of the 2017 tour of New Zealand.
McEwen added: “Bringing together past Lions’ coaches, captains and legends at these official events present not only a unique opportunity to hear from true Lions greats and look ahead to what is arguably the biggest Lions Tour ever next June but to raise much needed funds for these four charities.”
Leading The Lions Dinners:
All events include a wine reception, three-course meal, legendary Lions speakers and an auction in aid of the designated charities and the Lions Charitable Trust.
For more information and to book places at the Leading The Lions Dinner Series go to www.lionsrugby.com/tours/leading-the-lions or call 0344 788 4068