Heriot’s Rugby Club Kicks Off Charity Partnership With Capability Scotland

Heriot’s Rugby Club is delighted to launch their charity partnership with Capability Scotland, one of Scotland’s leading social care providers for disabled people, who are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. The two-year partnership will support delivering rugby coaching in a disability-accessible way to the customers of Capability Scotland, allowing some excited budding athletes the chance at some professional training. The partnership will also allow the club members to engage with a new community of disabled people, providing new experiences and learning.

Brian Logan, Chief Executive of Capability Scotland said: “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with such a storied club as Heriots, who have been an integral part of their community for many years. This partnership will offer opportunities for people we support to engage with the club and for club members to engage with our services. Of course, we are delighted Heriots have expressed a desire to help deliver a few ambitious fundraising events!”

Iain Duckworth, President of Heriot’s Rugby Club said: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Capability Scotland. Not only are we partnering with the charity themselves, but we are also engaging in many activities. One of which is very close to my heart, a fundraising cycle ride, all 260 miles of it over 4 days, linking up with all of the services across Scotland. The players are so excited to get started with some rugby training with some of the Capability Scotland customers.”

Members of both organisations are planning a series of fundraising events, including an intense cycling fundraiser for June next year around Capability Scotland’s services: a four-day course from Edinburgh, through Lanark, to Glasgow, up to Perth and Dundee, and back down to Edinburgh. Iain Duckworth and Ben Brandbury (Capability Scotland) have already done the reccie of the route and will share more about their journey in the coming weeks.

There will also be a charity dinner on Friday 4th February 2022 – Tickets will be on sale soon. If you would like you register your interest meantime, please email your details to enquiries@heriotsrugbyclub.co.uk

Image: Andrew Philip, Capability Scotland & Iain Duckworth, Heriot’s Rugby Club – Picture Credit: Jonathan Cruikshank.

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