IPF injured player and trustee, Lee, recently enjoyed a day when rugby gave his eight-year-old twins, Nola and Harley, the chance to run out with the team as mascots when England beat Wales at Twickenham 19-17.

Not many people get to celebrate their 8-th birthday in hospitality at an England Test match, but that's what happen for Jeff Burn, who was suprised with a cake and candles as everyone in the Injured Players Foundation hospitality box sang happy birthday at half-time in the England vs France Six Nations match.

Jamie Salmon who played centre for both New Zealand and England and is chair of the England Rugby International Club (ERIC), which represents all former England players, was with RFU Injured Player Foundation (IPF) clients in their Twickenham hospitality to present a £5,000 cheque from his members.

Duncan Campbell was a Royal Marine recruit when he sustained a brain injury playing for Cobham RFC in 2009 and was medically discharged before completing training.

Having been tremendously fit, his life became sedentary, and his world shrank. Now, a dozen years later, thanks to the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF). he has found a new sport which has changed his life.

The cost-of living-crisis is having an effect on many people but some, like those with life-impacting disabilities, are particularly susceptible. That’s why the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF) has supported their beneficiaries with over £90,000 of cost of living grants this autumn, most of which is helping with the increases in energy bills.

Match days are a chance to meet up and enjoy Test match rugby, and one of the most enjoyable places to be at Twickenham is the Injured Players Foundation hospitality box, with its wheelchair accessible terrace.

Three siblings, Emily, Victoria, and Chris Hart took on the TCS London Marathon together raising £26,000 for the RFU Injured Players Foundation and Heads Together charities. 

All of us at the RFU Injured Players Foundation are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this time.

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