Running out with England before they beat South Africa at Twickenham were three very happy mascots representing the RFU Injured Player Foundation.

Tom Horey was injured in 2010 while playing for Hertford RFC and recently spoke to the IPF to recall what happened and how the IPF made a difference to him and his family at such a difficult time.

Celebrate National Curry Week this October by hosting a Curry-Me-Home event in support of catastrophically injured players.

We need your help to find runners to join the IPF Team for London’s world famous 26.2 mile event. A true bucket list experience, with a training day at Twickenham stadium before the big day, and support throughout from the IPF Team to get you marathon ready.

Over a long weekend – a very long weekend – at the start of August, RFU Council member Rob Udwin, a former RFU Board member and a current Trustee of the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF), cycled from Birmingham to London, along 120 miles of the Grand Union Canal.

The Duke of Sussex, Patron of the RFU Injured Players Foundation, recently visited a number of injured players at the charity's Client Forum at Twickenham Stadium, including Dani Watts who called the visit "a real boost."

Eight catastrophically injured rugby players recently completed the IPF Battle Back weekend in Lilleshall as part of the IPF’s Engage programme which aims to empower injured players, to break down personal barriers and to change perceptions of their abilities through involvement in physical or socially challenging activities.

What better way to celebrate your club’s 40th anniversary than running a vets rugby tournament on Twickenham’s hallowed turf and raising around £125,000 for the RFU Injured Players Foundation?

Supporting the IPF as a club by raising money or raising awareness of catastrophic injuries in rugby can have a huge impact on the lives of the injured players we support and the research we fund. Find out how you can make a difference to the rugby family this season!

We need supporters like you to get on your bike to raise money to help injured rugby players this summer by taking part in the 2018 Prudential Ride London. Places are available now on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay and apply today.

As the Winter Olympics come to a close, a group of catastrophically injured rugby players will take part in an adapted skiing course this March on the slopes of Andorra as part of the new IPF Engage Programme.

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