Exeter Chiefs V Bristol Bears 12th Oct 19

FOUNDATION’S EFFORTS HELP TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE Over £200,000 has been donated to charities and organisations in the Exeter area in the last year, thanks to the Exeter Chiefs Foundation.

Since September 2018, the Foundation has given £223,428 to local organisations, community projects and the 20 seasonal designated charities, who last week shared out a sum of £64,000 - raised through match-day bucket collections and car parking - at the Exeter Chiefs Season Kick-off Dinner held at Sandy Park. Other projects to have benefited over the year include a new vehicle for transport service Freedomwheels, new rehabilitation equipment for the Mardon Neuro-rehabilitation Centre (part of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust) and defibrillators for local rugby clubs via the charity Jay’s Aim.

Chairman of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “The Exeter Chiefs and the Exeter Chiefs Foundation are honoured to be able to help such a wide range of worthy causes. Each year, we see the Foundation grow in stature and the work it has done since we launched in 2011 has been simply fantastic. “We know from speaking to all the charities involved that the funds we raise really do make a difference in so many ways.” The Foundation is now in its eighth year as a charity and since inception, it has raised just shy of £1.5m. Over 90 charities and organisations have been directly funded by the Exeter Chiefs Foundation to date.



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