08 May 2019

As the Hong Kong Rugby Union just about catch up on sleep after the packed week leading up to this year’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, we’re taking a look back on all of the fantastic fundraising work focused on our HKRU Community Foundation that took place over this high profile event.


We’d like to give special thanks to KPMG, title sponsors of the HKRU Women’s Premiership, who, partnering with BritCham for their annual rugby dinner raised a whopping HKD$400,000. To elevate this even further, KPMG then generously matched the total amount dollar-for-dollar, which resulted in the two beneficiary charities, the Society for the Community (SoCo), and the HKRU Community Foundation each receiving a very substantial boost to their funds.


The dinner is a much loved event annually, with this year being no exception. Kicking off straight after the final whistle of the Hong Kong Football Club #WorldsGreatest10s tournament, the curry and beer flowed as legends from the game gathered together all in the name of charity.


The night was MC’d by the legend that is KPMG front man Anson Bailey, whilst our own HKRU CEO Robbie McRobbie took the role as moderator on the panel of esteemed rugby legends. This included ex-Wasps and England International Simon Shaw, ex-Cardiff Blues and Wales International Tom Shanklin, previous All Blacks fly-half Andrew Mehrtens and England and Wasps Ladies player Claudia Macdonald, in-keeping with KPMG’s commitment to Women’s Rugby. As if guests weren’t treated enough, there was even a flying visit from Scottish Legend Doddie Weir to round things off.


This annual dinner is a key fundraising event in both KPMG and BritCham’s calendar, and we give our sincerest thanks to all those involved for the contributions to the Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation. We have an exciting year ahead at the HKRUCF as we celebrate both old (this year marks the 10th anniversary of our Deaf Rugby Programme) and new (2019 marks the inaugural year of the ADHD Programme), and the support of KPMG/BritCham will enable us to use the power of sport to positively impact the lives of many more youngsters throughout the local community.

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