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Newsletter – March 2017

Hearts in Union thanks you for your support and interest in our work! Each year, Hearts in Union provides valuable assistance to people who have tragically suffered a severe spinal or other permanent and life altering injury through a freak accident while playing rugby.

Your are making a real difference!

 

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Our recent work

The Amosa family and their new car with Bronwyn Wellings on behalf of Hearts in Union, Tilly Vlok, President of Box Hill Rugby and Alan Winney, Director of the Australian Rugby Foundation in December 2016.

Thanks to our generous supporters, we were able to give just over $100,000 in the past financial year to assist severely injured former rugby players. Some of our most recent work has included:

  • A new Suzuki Vitara for Arona Amosa and his young family in Clyde, Victoria. In conjunction with the Australian Rugby Foundation, we were thrilled to provide Arona with this early Christmas present which will make a huge difference in the Amosa family’s daily lives.
  • A potentially life-saving Philips Cough Assist Machine for Greg Killeen in Banksmeadow, NSW. These machines reduce the very real risk of respiratory complications faced by many spinal injury sufferers. At close to $10,000 these important machines are sadly unaffordable for many people.
  • A new Miele oven and cooktop for Peter Worsley and his family in Orange, NSW. As well as being essential daily items, their installation at a lower height level allows Peter to enjoy cooking for his family again.

There is much more work still to be done. We have $70,000 to $80,000 already approved or earmarked for projects to assist more people in the very near future.


Save The Date
Exciting Rugby Events in 2017

Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day
Friday 24 March 2017

Australian Schools Luncheon
Friday 31 March 2017

Laffo’s Long Lunch
Thursday 15 June 2017


 Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day 2017

The 8th Annual Hearts in Union and Classic Wallabies Golf Day celebrates the memory of two of rugby’s finest, Shawn Mackay and “Uncle” Evan Fraser.

When : Friday 24th March 2017
Time : 7am
Where : St Michaels Golf Club, Jennifer Street, Little Bay NSW (Google Map »)

Whilst being a great day to battle with past & present Wallabies, your mates, colleagues & fellow rugby clubs, the golf day also continues to be our main fundraising event of the year, helping us to continue providing support and assistance to other severely injured rugby players and their families. The event also helps to support the ongoing great work of the Classic Wallabies.

Teams of four : $1,200 * for team.
Teams with Classic Wallaby : $1,500* for 3 players plus a Classic Wallaby.

Contact Gary Dawson for more details or register by calling 0412 600 062 or email smokey1@ozemail.com.au.

This year shapes to be even bigger and better than in 2016. We hope you can save the date and join us next year!

Download Invitation (PDF) »

* Include GST. 


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Australian Schools Luncheon

Friday 31st March 2017 (12:00 for 12:30pm)
Four Seasons Hotel – George St, Sydney
MC: Vince Sorrenti | Guest Speaker: Alan Jones
Rugby Panel made up the 1977 Schoolboys

The ’77 Schoolboys will be celebrating 40 years since their historic undefeated tour of the UK.  The Australian Schoolboys have been great supporters of Hearts in Union. Don’t miss this event.

Bookings & Info


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Special guest Eddie Jones at the 2016 Laffo’s Long Lunch

The 9th Annual Laffo’s Long Lunch

Thursday 15th June
Daltone House (Tattersall’s Club – Elizabeth Street)

Just days out from the Test between the Wallabies v Scotland at Allianz Stadium. The lunch will feature a mix of rugby, music and poetry. Almost 500 people attended in 2016 and the event was a sell out several weeks prior to the lunch.

Laffo’s Long Lunch has now raised in excess of $500,000 to fund a scholarship to assist students with a disability attend St John’s College and also raises funds for Hearts in Union and the work we do to assist our injured rugby players. Tickets will go on sale soon.


Could your rugby club “Help us help our own”?

It’s inspiring that so many local rugby clubs have reached out to volunteer their support. If you or your club might be willing to help raise funds for Hearts in Union in 2017, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch via our website any time. Any support you could give will make a real difference in the rugby community by “helping us to help our own”.

We thank you again for your interest & support.

Yours in Rugby, the Directors of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia.

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When donating through Give Now, your donation receipt will be automatically sent to your nominated email address once your payment has been processed.

Cheque deposits can also be sent to:
The Directors
Hearts in Union Pty Ltd
GPO Box 1925
Sydney NSW 2001

Please include your return contact details in order to receive a receipt

Hearts in Union is a charity where ex-players and supporters can help those who’ve had extreme misfortune playing our game. We aim to ensure those players that have been severely injured receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

Newsletter – September 2016

Hearts in Union would like to thank you for your support and interest in our work. Each year, Hearts in Union provides valuable support and assistance to a range of people who have tragically suffered a severe spinal or other permanent and life altering injury through a freak accident while playing rugby.

Thank you to our supporters in the rugby community  

A massive thank you to all the rugby clubs, organisations and individual people that have supported our cause and raised funds for the charity in the past year. The rugby community is a caring and generous place. Much of this support is voluntary from people taking the initiative to get involved and raise funds to support our severely injured players. We can’t thank everyone enough.


You are making a real difference! – Our work in 2015/16

The Numbers

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Two of our beneficiaries in 2016, Lachlan O’Brien and Maciu “Matty” Vosa from Melbourne

Thanks to our supporters, we were able to give just over $100,000 to assist 7 different former rugby players across 3 states. We also have $70,000 to $80,000 earmarked or already approved for projects underway to assist 3 or 4 more people in the very near future. The Assistance Assistance included funding for new wheelchairs & wheelchair modifications, converted wheelchair accessible vans, a lift/hoist for entry into modified vans, a swivel seat, navigation system, urgent home repairs, car conversion mods and more. In no particular order, thank you to the following clubs & organisations for making a real difference by providing life affirming and enabling support in someone’s life.


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NSW Waratahs 

Hearts in Union was proud to be an official ‘match day charity’ of the NSW Waratahs once again in 2016. The NSW Waratahs continue to be fantastic supporters and promoters of our cause by not only raising funds but also donating free tickets for our seriously injured players and their carers. The NSW Waratahs have been dedicated supporters of Hearts in Union and our injured players for several years and their support and recognition is highly valued and appreciated. We were also thrilled to receive two donations from Daikin, Principal Partner of the NSW Waratahs, thanks to Daikin’s Catch to WIN and GIVE promotion. Thank you to Joseph Baidengan and Chris Mitchell, the two winners during the season who both chose Hearts in Union for their charity of choice and subsequent Daikin donation!

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Hearts in Union Liaison Officer, Mark Tonga with NSW Waratahs’ players, Bernard Foley and Wycliff Palu at the charity’s Match Day against the Qld Reds on 27 February 2016


Laffo’s Long Lunch 

laffos long lunch 2016 newsletter-september2016cHearts in Union was delighted to be invited to again take part in and be one of the beneficiaries of Laffo’s Long Lunch on 23 June 2016. Our sincere thanks to the Andrew Coorey and the Johnsmen’s Association for this privilege. Eddie Jones was the main guest, speaking a few days before England scored a historic maiden series win in Australia after (unfortunately!) outclassing the Wallabies in the Sydney Test. Special guest performer, Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus with Hearts in Union Liaison Officer, Mark Tonga and Hearts in Union Director, Nick Stevens. Laffo’s Long Lunch is an annual event that honours the late, great Matt Laffan and also raises vital funds for The Matt Laffan Scholarship, which enables students with disabilities to attend St John’s College at the University of Sydney.


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Wynnum Bugs Rugby Union

Each year the Wynnum Bugs Rugby Club in partnership with BLK create a jersey to raise funds on behalf of a charitable organisation – what a wonderful initiative to take! We were thrilled to be chosen this year. Wynnum put on a fantastic Old Boy’s Day on 16 July 2016 and auctioned off the jerseys which displayed the names of the Club’s top Senior Team of the past 25 years. Congratulations and thank you to Wynnum Bugs for their generosity and willingness to raise funds for the charity.

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Hearts in Union Director, Sam Robson with Arthur Eustace-Earle (Club Life Member) and David Anderson (auctioneer).


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Waverley Rugby Club

Waverley Rugby have been tremendous supporters of Hearts in Union for several years. The Club continued their greatly appreciated support in 2016 and made a very generous donation to the charity at their recent 2016 Presentation Night. Our sincere thanks to Waverley Rugby and congratulations on an incredible year for the Club that saw all grades make finals, 2 win major premiers, and the Club get promoted for a second year running to return to Subbies Division 1!

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Waverley Rugby’s Kenny Brown, Omar Kasdi & Ben Evans with Hearts in Union’s Mark Tonga & Nick Stevens at the 2016 Presentation Night


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Badgers Rugby 

Badgers Rugby are a charity invitational rugby union club, currently competing in 7 a side and 10 a side rugby competitions throughout Victoria during 2016 and NSW in 2017.  Badgers Rugby’s main aim is raise funds at their events and to win prize money for charity. Hearts in Union was thrilled that Badgers Rugby recently chose Hearts in Union as their charity of choice to support. Badgers rugby have some great merchandise for sale, including jerseys, t-shirts and polos, singlets and hats to come. Badgers Rugby have extremely generously decided to donate all proceeds, not just profits, from the sale of the merchandise to Hearts in Union. Thank you to Badgers Rugby and George Billam for their generosity and we wish them luck in their upcoming tournaments! badgers rugby jersey Please check out their gear on Facebook @badgersrugbyunion or pagecloud badgers rugby shirts


Annual Golf Day with Classic Wallabies 

newsletter-september2016e The 7th annual “Uncle Evan Fraser” Charity Challenge Golf Day in conjunction with the “Shawn Mackay Perpetual Trophy” was a great success, with teams competing on Friday, 6 March 2015 at St Michael’s Golf Club in Sydney. A very big thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the Golf Day such a success and congratulations to the winning teams! newsletter-september2016k classic-wallabies-logoMany thanks to the Classic Wallabies for their invaluable support and to all the former Wallabies who played this year including, John Eales, Simon Poidevin, Matt Burke, Stephen Hoiles, James Black, Peter Carson, Ian Robinson & many others. Of course, the Golf Day could not happen without the work of Gary ‘Smokey’ Dawson at Bullant Sports and Matthew Laverty Corporate Golf. newsletter-september2016l heartsinunion_sponsors_macquarie Special thanks also goes to the Golf Day’s main supporter, the Macquarie Group Foundation, who generously agreed to once again match the funds raised at the Golf Day. These funds are being used to provide local rugby clubs with NeckSafe training sessions, which train and educate first hand responders on how to correctly treat spinal injuries at the scene of an accident.


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RUPA – The Rugby Union Players’ Association

RUPA are dedicated to helping our injured players and they continue to be fantastic supporters and promoters of the charity. We were honoured to once again be the recipients of funds raised at their 2015 Annual Awards Lunch last December. RUPA’s fundraising in conjunction with generous contributions from Buildcorp & FCB Workplace Law were greatly appreciated. Thank you to Ross Xenos and his team at RUPA, Josephine & Tony Sukkar at Buildcorp and Campbell & Jessica Fisher at FCB Workplace Law for all your support!

2015 Volvo – RUPA Annual Awards Lunch

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newsletter-september2016o The Baa-Baa’s and the Australian Schoolboys are both long standing and integral institutions of Australian Rugby Union. It was a privilege to be a beneficiary of their respective annual fundraising luncheons in 2016. We are very grateful for their fundraising support and to have such highly respected organisations promote our cause within the rugby community. Special thanks to Charlie Blunt of the Baa-Baa’s and Andrew Elliot of the Australian Schoolboys for their personal support!

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Hearts in Union Ambassador Adam Frieir, interviewing Mark Tonga and Nick Stevens at the Australian Barbarian’s Luncheon on 11 March 2016


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Maitland Rugby Club & Punching Above for Dom

Maitland Rugby Club’s annual charity day on 16 July 2016 was all about raising funds for Dominic Punch. Dom’s life changed forever in September 2015, when he unfortunately suffered a severe spinal cord injury during the last few minutes of the second grade Newcastle premiership rugby union grand final game for Maitland. Inspired by Dom’s strength in the face of adversity, Maitland Rugby and the local community have rallied around him tremendously since that day. Their charity day was no different with a great turnout and a fantastic fundraising result. newsletter-september2016r

For more info on Dom and helping him on his road to recovery please visit www.punchingabovefordom.com.au


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Mudgee Rugby Ladies’ Day

The Mudgee Wombats dedicate their annual Ladies’ Day to fundraising for charity. This year, on 30 July, Mudgee Rugby generously raised funds for Hearts in Union. We really appreciated this kind offer and the hard work of the volunteers to make it happen. Hearts in Union Founder, Rocky Mileto and Hearts in Union beneficiary, Wilson te Whata from Dubbo attended on behalf of the charity and really enjoyed the hospitality shown by everyone at the club. Even more generously, some of the club’s members have also offered their expertise to assist with some home repairs we are organising for Wilson te Whata! Thank you to all involved for your kindness.

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Hearts in Union beneficiary Wilson te Whata & Founder, Rocky Mileto with Carra Rayner, who did an amazing job organising our involvement in Mudgee Rugby’s Ladies Day

Last but certainly not least, thank you to all the other clubs that have also given us invaluable support, both in the past and the present, including… clubs supported

Could your rugby club “Help us to help our own” ?

It’s inspiring that so many local rugby clubs have reached out to volunteer their support. If your own club might be willing to help raise funds for Hearts in Union in 2017, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch via our website any time. Any support you could give will make a real difference in the rugby community by “helping us to help our own”.


We thank you again for your interest & support.

Yours in Rugby, the Directors of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia.

Hearts in Union is a charity where ex-players and supporters can help those who’ve had extreme misfortune playing our game. We aim to ensure those players that have been severely injured receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

Newsletter – June 2016

Each year, Hearts in union provides valuable support to a range of people who have suffered severe and permanent injuries through a freak accident while playing rugby.

There is an ongoing need to provide life improving and affirming support and we need your help! 2015 was not a good year for some people. Tragically, there were four severe injuries and one death last year alone.

Our Work in 2015 / 2016

The Numbers

Approximately $90,000 was given to assist 7 different former rugby players across 3 states.
A further $60,000 approved for projects underway to assist 2 more former rugby players.
Applications from 3 new applicants currently being compiled and assessed.
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Lachlan O’Brien and Maciu Vosa in Melbourne

The Assistance

Assistance included funding for new wheelchairs & wheelchair modifications, converted wheelchair accessible vans, lift/hoist for entry into modified vans, swivel seats, navigations systems, urgent home repairs, car conversion mods and more.

The Camaraderie

In addition, we have coordinated and covered various costs for social activities with our injured players to ensure they are included and welcomed within the rugby community.
These include groups attending NSW Waratahs games, the Sydney Sevens Weekend and various rugby lunches & fundraisers throughout the year.
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Mark Tonga, Nick Stevens &
Lachlan O’Brien at the Sydney Sevens

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A huge thank you to the NSW Waratahs, the ARU and the Australian Rugby Foundation for their generosity in supplying tickets for our injured players.
Extra thanks to the NSW Waratahs for looking after our injured players so well. The Waratahs have given Hearts in Union invaluable support by choosing us as an official Match Day Charity!

 Injury Awareness, Treatment and Prevention

 Hearts in Union has evolved in 2016 to also support our local rugby clubs in the awareness, treatment & prevention of serious spinal injuries. Tragically, studies show that approximately 25% of injured people have further damage caused to their spine between the time of the accident and arriving at hospital.
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So we are delighted to announce that Hearts in Union and the Macquarie Group Foundation are jointly funding a NeckSafe partnership program in 2016. A further $40,000 has already been allocated with hopefully more to come to benefit as many clubs as possible.
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Dr Adrian Cohen training Waverley Rugby personnel

The NeckSafe program is nationally recognised as providing the first responders onto the rugby field with the knowledge and practical skills to safely manage a potential spinal cord injury.
The Hearts in Union / Macquarie Group Foundation NeckSafe package includes:
1. NeckSafe face-face training session for club personnel / alumni on-site at their
premises led by Dr Adrian Cohen.
2. Complete set of NeckSafe equipment:
  • Split Scoop Spineboard
  • Head Immobilisation Device (“Headbed”)
  • Cervical Collars x 2
  • Spinal set carry bag
3. 10 x NeckSafe Phone Apps
4. Access to NeckSafe Spinal Equipment Audit App
The first recipient clubs have been:
  • Waverley Rugby Club
  • Sydney Irish Rugby Football Club
  • Randwick District Rugby Union Football Club
With more to follow!
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Dr Cohen with Nick Stevens and Sydney Irish Rugby Football Club personnel

Dr Cohen with Nick Stevens and Sydney Irish Rugby Football Club personnel

Our sincere thanks to the Macquarie Group Foundation for making this exciting partnership opportunity a reality and allowing us to prepare and equip clubs as best as possible.
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We thank you again for your interest & support.

Yours in Rugby, the Directors of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia.

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Newsletter – December 2015

Hearts in Union would like to thank you for your interest in our work. Each year, Hearts in Union provides valuable support and assistance to a range of people who have tragically suffered severe spinal injuries through a freak accident while playing rugby.

 Save the Dates – Exciting Events in March 2016!

  • Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day: Friday, 4 March 2016
  • Australian Barbarians Rugby – Annual Lunch: Friday, 11 March 2016
  • Sydney Benefit Luncheon for Maciu Vosa: Friday, 18 March 2016

 


Hearts in Union & Classic Wallabies Golf Day 2016

Friday 4 March 2016 from 7am at St Michaels Golf Club Jennifer Street, Little Bay NSW

Hearts in Union “Uncle Evan Fraser” Charity Challenge Golf Day 2016, St Michaels Golf Club

The 7th Annual Hearts in Union and Classic Wallabies Golf Day celebrates the memory of two of rugby’s finest, Shawn Mackay and “Uncle” Evan Fraser. Whilst being a great day to battle with past & present Wallabies, your mates, colleagues & fellow rugby clubs, the golf day also continues to be our main fundraising event of the year, helping us to continue providing support and assistance to other severely injured rugby players. The event also helps to support the great ongoing work of the Classic Wallabies.

Next year shapes to be even better than in 2015, when John Eales, Simon Poidevin, Matt Burke, Stirling Mortlock, Mick Martin, James Black, Julian Huxley, Peter Falk & many others were on hand to see the TPG Telecom team captained by Mark Rafferty win the Shawn Mackay Trophy and Eastwood Rugby Club take home the Hearts in Union Trophy.

We hope you can save the date and join us next year!  Click here for more details >>

 


Australian Barbarians Rugby – Annual Lunch

Hearts in Union is proud of our partnership with the Barbarian Rugby Club.  Proceeds from the Annual Lunch will support both organisations

The Barbarian Rugby Club

DATE:    FRIDAY, 11 MARCH 2016

WHERE: DOLTONE HOUSE, ELIZABETH STREET, SYDNEY

COST:    $150 PER PERSON- $1,500 PER TABLE OF TEN.

Early in the New Year, we will be sending out a Booking Form. Please make a note in your diary.

We would be happy to hear from you that you will be coming and, if appropriate, the number of people in your party. Send an email as confirmation to Charlie Blunt at:  charlesb@rooneyandbye.com.au

The Club’s Mailing List and Database has been extensively revised in recent times. We are well aware that we need further information. If you know of anyone who is a member, and we may lack details of a current email address, please let us know.

John HOWARD, OAM

HON. SECRETARY
john@mhw.net.au
November 2015

 


Benefit Luncheon for Maciu Vosa

Friday, 18 March 2016 from 12 noon at Le Montage, Leichhardt, Sydney

Maciu (Matthew) Vosa

A father of two young children, Maciu (34) tragically broke his neck during a game of community rugby, playing for Harlequin Rugby against Melbourne University on 21 March 2015. He has consequently been left a quadriplegic and now faces a lifetime of hardship and uncertainty knowing that he may never be able to walk again. This is our opportunity to help out….

Please save the date…….Full details are still to come but we are delighted that Mark Ella and Pat McCabe are confirmed as special guests….. with more Wallabies, past & present to confirm soon.


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When donating through Give Now, your donation receipt will be automatically sent to your nominated email address once your payment has been processed.

Cheque deposits can also be sent to

The Directors
Hearts in Union Pty Ltd
GPO Box 1925
Sydney NSW 2001

Please include your return contact details in order to receive a receipt

We thank you in advance for your support.

Yours in Rugby, the Directors of Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia.

 


 

Hearts in Union is a charity where ex-players and supporters can help those who’ve had extreme misfortune playing our game. We aim to ensure those players that have been severely injured receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

Hearts in Union Rugby Foundation Australia www.heartsinunion.com.au

Newsletter – June 2015

Hearts in Union would like to thank you for your support and interest in our work. Each year, Hearts in Union provides valuable support and assistance to a range of people who have tragically suffered severe and permanent spinal injuries through a freak accident while playing rugby.

End of financial year donation request

As we near the end of the 2014/15 Financial Year we’d like to ask you to consider making a donation to Hearts in Union. All donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible and with the end of financial year so close, you’ll be able to realise that deduction straight away.

There is still much work to be done to provide life improving and life affirming support to those who really need it.

Donation can be made online by direct deposit or credit card. When donating through Give Now, your donation receipt will be automatically sent to your nominated email address once your payment has been processed.

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Cheque deposits can also be sent to
The Directors
Hearts in Union Pty Ltd
GPO Box 1925
Sydney NSW 2001

Please include your return contact details in order to receive a receipt.

We thank you in advance for your support.


NSW Waratahs & Hearts in Union

sponsor-waratahsHearts in Union is proud to be an official Charity Partner of the NSW Waratahs once again 2015.

The Waratahs recently held their 2015 Charity Jersey Auction and raised an amazing $16,000! $8,000 was generously donated to Hearts in Union and $8,000 given to the Trytons – a grassroots development program that provides children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in the great game of rugby.

A presentation was held at the Waratahs vs Sharks game on Saturday, 16 May.

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Rocky Mileto, Founder of Hearts in Union, with his twin boys and Bruce Worboys, Executive Director, NSW Rugby Union

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Rocky Mileto with Bruce Worboys, Jacques Potgieter and Phil Waugh

Thank you Waratahs and NSW Rugby for your support!


Brumbies Rugby & Hearts in Union

Brumbies Rugby also chose Hearts in Union to be an official Match Day Charity Partner in 2015.
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The charity was thrilled to be assigned the Brumbies v Rebels match on Saturday, 18 April as our official match day and we were delighted to receive support, acknowledge and promotion of our cause during the game.

A few of our beneficiaries & Ambassadors were able to attend the game as guests of the brumbies and were shown fantastic hospitality on the night.

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Hearts in Union Ambassadors Mark Tonga & Greg Moran with Brumbies players Les Makin & Nick White

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Greg Moran & Mark Tonga with George Gregan & his son, Max

Thank you Brumbies Rugby for your support!


Charity Golf Day 2015

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The 2015 “Uncle Evan Fraser” Charity Challenge Golf Day in conjunction with the “Shawn Mackay Perpetual Trophy” was a great success, with teams competing on Friday, 6 March 2015 at St Michael’s Golf Club in Sydney. A fantastic total of just over $25,000 was raised on the day!

Congratulations to the TPG Telecom team captained by Mark Rafferty for winning the Shawn Mackay Trophy and Eastwood Rugby Club for winning the Hearts in Union Trophy!

A very big thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the Golf Day such a success. Many thanks as well to the Classic Wallabies and all the former Wallabies who played this year including, John Eales, Simon Poidevin, Matt Burke, Stirling Mortlock, Mick Martin , James Black, Julian Huxley & Peter Falk & many others.

Thanks also to the former Welsh rugby international, Ben Evans and the Waverley Rugby boys for the club’s support, and particularly Heath Donald and Via IP!

Of course the Golf Day could not happen without the work of Gary ‘Smokey’ Dawson at Bullant Sports and Matthew Laverty.

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In even better news, the Macquarie Group Foundation has generously agreed to match the funds raised athe 2015 Golf Day. Their funds will go directly towards one of the Charity’s exciting new projects – supporting Necksafe training programmes, which train people likely to be firt at the scene of an injury on a rugby field.


 Laffo’s Long Lunch – Friday 19 June 2015

The 7th Annual Laffo’s Long Lunch is a fantastic event that Hearts in Union is involved with in the true spirit of rugby. The late Matt Laffan was a great rugby man through and through!

Some proceeds from table sales and auction items will go to the charity – so if you are interested and book a table, please mention that you are booking as a friend of Hearts in Union so the charity will receive a donation. 

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 Sporting Legends Lunch

Our friends at the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation are hosting the 2nd Annual Sporting Legends Lunch in Sydney on Friday 26 June & also in Brisbane on Friday 19 June 2015.

Both lunches will feature a host of rugby & other popular sporting stars & special guests.

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation is a fantastic organisation that raises funds for key medical research that aims to find a cure for paralysis.

While Hearts in Union has no official ties with the Perry Cross Foundation, they have generously offered to make a donation to the charity from funds raised at the Sporting Legends Lunch.

See below for full details and how to book your tickets. For more information please contact the Perry Cross Foundation http://pcsrf.org.au/

Click the image below to view full invitation.

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