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Closed 07/06/2017

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£1,470
raised of £5,000 target by 48 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,470 to Learning Disabilities Rugby tour to New Zealand reaches it's full potnential.

    Llanelli, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 7th June 2017

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    Story

    Llanelli Warriors are the premier integrated rugby team in the world - they include players with learning and physical difficulties.
    In June 2017 they will go on tour to New Zealand and Samoa - possibly the most ambitious sporting project involving players with learning difficulties.
    The tour will be important for the individuals going, boosting their confidence, social skills, life experience and knowledge. They will be able to test their sporting prowess and gain new respect from others.

    It will also boost the profile of integrated rugby on an international level, continuing the Warriors work of spreading this concept that has already seen them help numerous other teams get established across Europe.

    Integrated rugby sees players with and without disabilities playing on the same team and against non disabled opposition. Part of the rugby community, not some segregated separate entity. The Warriors are again pushing boundaries by taking this concept to the 2 toughest rugby environments in the world.
    The players have paid and fund raised for the tour but this fundraiser is to make sure that they can definitely complete the Samoa leg and that they are able to be confident in their activities, make sure travel and accommodation is totally suitable.

    People with learning difficulties face numerous problems; discrimination, social exclusion, low income, prejudice. 8 out of 10 will have suffered bullying as a child, 50% of families with a disabled child live in poverty, only 1/3 of people with a learning disability take part in some form of education or training and only 6% of people with a learning disability who can work are in work (source - Mencap). Some of our players manage conditions such as Autism, Downs and Cerebral Palsy but love their rugby, on and off field.

    Support these passionate rugby players take their message of positivity right around the globe.

    Please check out llanelliwarriors.co.uk @gwilwarriors & facebook

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    • Gwilym Lewis4 years ago
      Gwilym Lewis

      Gwilym Lewis

      4 years ago
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      We would like to thank everyone who supported our Just Giving campaign. We really felt the love as so many people donated, many who have never seen us play or heard of us before this campaign. The tour is going to be something special and will be life changing for the players who go, will raise the profile of this concept and will set a bench mark for disability sport. The full itinerary can be seen here, Thanks/Diolch eto! http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llanelliwarriorsrfc/news/learning-disabilities-team-take-on-schedule-that-e-1832650.html

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    • Gwilym Lewis4 years ago
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      Gwilym Lewis

      4 years ago

      with time ticking, I thought Id encourage this bit I wrote on why rugby & especially the Warriors are so important pls read Having been involved with the Llanelli Warriors for almost 20 years and having seen the benefit of integrated/mixed ability rugby, I wanted to try and write down a brief summary of why integrated rugby and the Llanelli Warriors in particular, are such positive projects. People with learning difficulties face numerous problems; .... http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llanelliwarriorsrfc/a/why-rugby-why-the-warriors-49489.html

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    • Gwilym Lewis4 years ago
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      4 years ago

      10 days of JustGiving to go. Looking for some practical help with this one as well: Looking for a social fixture in Auckland on Tuesday 27th. Day of Lions v Hurricanes (7:30pm) so maybe 1/2 each way? Ideal for training run/vets anyone have any contacts. Will stay at club to watch Lions match so decent boost to bar takings, guaranteed good experience. Anyone know someone who might??

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    • Gwilym Lewis4 years ago
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      4 years ago

      Really feeling the love for the Warriors at the moment, an incredible reaction to my nomination on twitter last night. Didn't win but had so many messages of good luck from all sorts of people. If you want to make a donation to the Warriors please follow the link - it would be really appreciated by all involved. Sorry to people tagged - just hoping for a share

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    Supporters

    48

    • Nina Haberfield

      Nina Haberfield

      Jun 3, 2017

      Welsh and proud boy!! Xxxx

      £50.00

    • Mark Foster

      Mark Foster

      Jun 2, 2017

      £10.00

    • m simpson

      m simpson

      May 31, 2017

      Good luck

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 29, 2017

      Forza e coraggio! Alé the Warriors! M.

      £30.00

    • Mark Purvis

      Mark Purvis

      May 27, 2017

      Well done Gwil. You are a constant inspiration

      £20.00

    • John Hill

      John Hill

      May 27, 2017

      Go guys.

      £20.00

    • John Rees

      John Rees

      May 26, 2017

      £30.00

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    Gwilym Lewis

    Gwilym Lewis

    Llanelli, United Kingdom

    I coach and play for the Llanelli Warriors, a rugby team that includes players with learning difficulties. The club have not only helped hundreds of local men with learning difficulties get involved with rugby, but helped spread the concept of integrated sport. SEND US AWAY

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