The Welsh Rugby International Players Benevolent Association (WRIPBA), charity number 1102 484.
“THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND HARDSHIP OF WELSH INTERNATIONAL RUGBY PLAYERS AND FORMER PLAYERS, OR THEIR FAMILIES AND DEPENDANTS AND INCLUDING :
I) THOSE REQUIRING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ILLNESS OR INJURIES THAT MAY RELATE TO THEIR PLAYING DAYS; OR
II) THOSE WHOSE EARNING CAPACITY HAS BEEN ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY INJURIES OR ILLNESSES RELATED TO THEIR PLAYING DAYS.”
Whilst charities exist to help those seriously injured on the field, we wanted to provide support to those who have given so much for their country on the field of play but whose problems are very varied.
We are a small organisation and we will have to work hard to ensure that we generate the funds needed to answer those calls when they come in.
We rely heavily on the dinners that our sister organisation runs and are grateful to our sponsors particularly Honda.
We are also indebted to our trustees who give up so much of their time to ensure that our fledgling charity continues to grow.
Chairman of trustees WRIPBA