A Croxley based rugby club is raising money for a campaign which aims to help children who don’t have access to digital devices for home learning.
Chess Valley RFC based at the Croxley Guild has been raising money for the Digital Divide campaign run by the Saracens Foundation charity, which has seen members of all ages as well as parents and grandparents running, cycling and walking to raise funds for the charity.
Each week members have been taking part in challenges to complete the distances between the Croxley Guild and locations such as Twickenham and Paris, coinciding with the Six Nations Championship.
Andy Smith, club safeguarding officer, said the club chose to support the Digital Divide campaign as it is an important issue which affects everyone especially with the recent move over to home schooling due to the pandemic.
He said: “We chose Saracens Foundation Digital Divide campaign as it’s a campaign to help kids in our local area, the area where we play our rugby and it is a current social issue that has arisen as a result of home schooling during lockdown that I believe resonates with everyone.
“We have a close affiliation to Saracens and the campaign is led by Maro Itoje a hero to many of our younger (and older) members.”
To take part members have been making a donation and sponsoring individual and group challenges pledging their support.
So far the club has completed a distance of over 8,000 miles and raised over £2,500 for the Saracens Foundation.
To donate to the Crowdfunder please go to crowdfunder.co.uk/cvrfc6nchallenge