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IRFU Charitable Trust

Organisation ID: CHY6120

The IRFU Charitable Trust supports seriously injured rugby players who have suffered severe spinal injury leaving them paralysed and in need of round the clock care.

The Trust maintains regular contact with each injured player and their families. We help with locomotory expenses, specialised equipment (such as lifting equipment, beds, or wheelchairs), home alterations, medical expenses, nursing and caring costs, motor vehicles etc.

This is not an exhaustive list but it gives an indication of the kind of help provided by the Trust. Over the past few years the average payment for assistance has amounted to about €220,000 per annum. There are over 30 players in Ireland supported by the Trust in this way.

To fund this assistance the Trust relies upon regular substantial grants from the IRFU itself, together with generous donations and gifts.