Raising funds for rugby outreach programmes in Asia
After 2017’s inaugural extravaganza, which culminated with a scrum on Club Street, The Singapore Longer Lunch 2018 is back by popular demand!
For veterans of the Hong Kong 7s, many will be aware of the Long Lunch which has been going for 20 years and raises money for children’s charities across Asia. Not to be outdone by Hong Kong, The Singapore Longer Lunch will once again take place to raise money for rugby related outreach programmes in Asia on Friday, April 27th (before the 7s weekend kicks off!).
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Ready to get involved?
Venue: Drinks & Co Grill, 81 Club Street, Singapore 069449
Date: Friday April 27th, 12 pm until Longer Lunchtime!
Dress*: Rugby shirts – Club, Country, Uni or School.
*Fines will be administered for non-compliance
Menu: 3 Course lunch with Tomahawk & Lamb Rack Platter main, truffle fries and there may even be the odd vegetable. There will be plenty of food
so start the diet or get in training now!
Drinks: Open bar 12 pm – 3 pm with plenty of wine & beer to be availed! After that pay as you go.
Per head cost: Food & drinks $132 + $53 donation for Kampuchea Balopp = $185 per head.
Raffle & Auction: We are looking for auction & raffle items to be donated so if you can help we’d appreciate it. The more items we have the more we raise!
While lunch will be great fun we are also focused on raising money for a fantastic NGO in Cambodia called Kampuchea Balopp and other rugby related outreach programmes in Asia going forward.
We have limited spaces, so sign up HERE ASAP if you’re interested.
Further information contact Grant Coombe – TRC Community Outreach – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT KAMPUCHEA BALOPP
Kampuchea Balopp (founded in 2012) is an NGO registered in France but working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia bringing sport and rugby in particular to disadvantaged children helping them develop essential human qualities like sharing, mutual respect, team spirit, and teamwork. They work with orphaned, destitute, abused as well as deaf and blind kids.
For the last 2 years Tanglin Rugby Club has sent donated kit back to Kampuchea and also sent deflated rugby balls which have been recycled into wallets and sold at various TRC events with all proceeds returning to Cambodia, so far over $3k has been raised. In 2017 we extended this partnership one significant step further by inviting a Kampuchea Balopp side to Singapore to join our Chubb TRC Junior Cup last May. These kids had never travelled before, didn’t have passports (which we helped to source) and in many cases, they didn’t have birth certificates. Bringing a team of 15 players and adult support obviously required funding to the tune of approximately $10k for passports, accommodation and of course travel. We all love our Rugby and enjoy watching/coaching our kids play. This was a unique opportunity to be part of a once in a lifetime experience for 15 Cambodian kids which I hope could be the start of an annual fixture.
If anyone would like to donate or know of a corporate sponsor that would fund (think shirt branding, PR opportunities) then all help would be appreciated.
* We are also planning a rugby tour to Cambodia (likely in September) so let me know if you’d like to go on tour.