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Mogers Drewett

Mogers Drewett joins The Bath Rugby Foundation 1st XV Club

Mogers Drewett are delighted to share news of their long term pledge to support the vital work of Bath Rugby Foundation, by becoming founding members of their 1st XV Club.

As one of a number of companies and individuals that have committed to making an annual, substantial donation to the charity, we have pledged to donate, either a monetary donation or a gift in kind, with the sole aim and desire of improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people within the local community.

2020 was a tough year for everyone but for Bath’s young people already at risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET), last year was even more of a challenge.

Bath Rugby Foundation exists to help young people that find themselves in circumstances that mean they are not able to access consistent support or quality opportunities that will allow them to thrive, due to economic deprivation or disability.

It is Bath Rugby Foundation’s ambition to grow their 1st XV Club each year, with more businesses seeking to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility ambitions.

Bath Rugby Foundation’s Corporate Fundraiser, David Trick, said – “The 1st XV Club has been a major stream of support for the Foundation, as we seek to grow our charity in order to meet the need that exists and is only likely to increase post pandemic, here in the city and within the surrounding areas.

“The fact that 20% of children in Bath are living in poverty is well documented. Twerton West is in the top 10% most deprived areas in the UK and Whiteway is in the bottom 1% in the country in its provision of education and training for children and young people.

Bath Rugby Foundation is needed now more than ever to bridge the gap between the poorest and most affluent areas and to help build a positive, supportive community in B&NES. Having the support of an esteemed business such as Mogers Drewett means so much to us, as it enables us to offer quality support and opportunities for the young people within our community.”

Donations made by 1st XV Club members will help fund four programmes covering the Foundation’s three target areas – education, inclusion and employment.

Mogers Drewett are keen to make this pledge of support after realising more than ever before, that young people in our community need this life changing help.

Sean McDonough, Employment Partner at Mogers Drewett said, “We have supported The Bath Rugby Foundation over the years with bikes rides and other activities but at a time when lots of companies are unable to continue their charitable support we have taken the decision that it is more important than ever for us to support those most vulnerable in our community and so we are delighted to join the 1st XV”.

Tom Webb, Commercial Partner at Mogers Drewett continues, “We urge any local business that are able to provide support to get in touch with the team at The Foundation and see what a difference they make to young people’s lives”


Main image: Sean McDonough