Richard Knight

Richard's Kilimanjaro Climb

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Try for Change – Improving lives through Rugby

So after 15 years working at the Rugby Football Union I have taken the decision to move on to my next career challenge, but before doing so I have set myself the personal challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro. Having turned 50 this year, although still feeling (and looking!!) like a 30 year old (ok....40) I need to do something completely out of my comfort zone in order to refresh both my physical and mental wellbeing, or put another way to see what I have got left in the tank!!

I am now in full training and looking forward "nervously" to the challenge, but it is certainly something that I will need your full support, if I am going to make it to the top.

Support comes in two forms, firstly by receiving your well wishes and words of wisdom (the former will be easier for most of you!!). So far most of the well wishes have been in the form of " piss taking" which I welcome, as it will help me to smile and laugh when the inevitable pain kicks in.

Secondly I need your cash (whatever you can spare) so that I can achieve more than just blisters and a nice photo from this trip. The charity I am climbing for is 'Try for Change' which is an England Rugby programme which uses the power of rugby as a force for good to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in England and across the world. Given my connection to rugby over the last 15 years and what it has provided to my kids, Ethan and Conrad, as they compete, I cannot think of a better charity to support at this time.

The Try for Change Fund encourages charities, clubs, and community groups from the grassroots in England to projects overseas to take uprugby for social good and widen the impact the sport, and its values, to helpimprove the lives of people who need it most. The ambition is to raise £4million over the next four years.

So now over to you, but before you do the next few clicks do think about how good you will feel, knowing that you are about to truly  "make a difference". Surely that is what we are here for.

Best wishes,


The Try for Change Fund is a fully managed fund by Comic Relief.  Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief,registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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Sport Relief

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RCN 326568
Sport Relief brings the nation together to get active and raise life changing amounts of money through the power of sport. Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland)

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