The HSBC Waratahs have longstanding relationships with a number of charities from across the community and work hard to provide support and fundraising opportunities wherever possible.
In addition to this ongoing support, in 2013 the HSBC Waratahs are proud to support eight chosen match day charity partners.
Through the 2013 Super Rugby season, the HSBC Waratahs will use each of their home games to help raise funds and awareness for one of eight chosen match day charities.
MATCH DAY CHARITIES
CURE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
HSBC Waratahs v Crusaders, Thursday February 14, Allianz Stadium
Cure For Life Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for brain cancer. With over $13 m in donations since it began in 2003, the Foundation is calling for a cure to be found in 10 years, not 50, and is funding teams to fast-track research projects to clinical trial.
Waratahs Ambassador: Drew Mitchell
HSBC Waratahs v Rebels, Friday March 1, Allianz Stadium
Legacy provides services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service.
OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION (OCRF)
Waratahs Ambassador: Tom Kingston
HSBC Waratahs v Cheetahs, Friday March 15, Allianz Stadium
The OCRF supports national ovarian cancer research programs, with a focus on understanding the causes of ovarian cancer, its early detection and improving patient survival.
THE SALVATION ARMY AUSTRALIA
Waratahs Ambassadors: Wycliff Palu and Lopeti Timani
HSBC Waratahs v Blues, Sunday March 24, Allianz Stadium
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian movement and is known in Australia as one of the nation’s largest welfare providers. Every year, The Salvation Army assists more than one million people in need across Australia.
FRESH TRACKS FOUNDATION
Waratahs Ambassador: Adam Ashley-Cooper
HSBC Waratahs v Force, Sunday March 31, Allianz Stadium
The Fresh Tracks Foundation helps to improve the quality of life of young people suffering from an acquired brain injury, through age-appropriate care facilities and access to rehabilitation services.
STARLIGHT CHILDRENS' FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA
Waratahs Ambassadors: Pat McCutcheon and Sitaleki Timani
HSBC Waratahs v Chiefs, Friday April 19, Allianz Stadium
Starlight brightens the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families. Whilst health professionals treat the illness, Starlight lifts the spirits of the child, allowing them to laugh and play.
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION OF AUSTRALIA
Waratahs Ambassador: Brendan McKibbin
HSBC Waratahs v Brumbies, Saturday May 18, ANZ Stadium
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their families and the wider community through education and awareness.
BIG BROTHER PROGRAM
Waratahs Ambassadors: Dave Dennis and Benn Robinson
HSBC Waratahs v Reds, Saturday July 13, ANZ Stadium
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs support vulnerable young Australians, who are most in need in the community, to reach their full potential.
Charities requesting support in the form of player appearances for events and fundraising initiatives should complete the Player Appearance Form below. Charities requesting support in the form of merchandise, memorabilia or match tickets to assist with fundraising efforts should complete the Request for Memorabilia Form
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Sat Mar 19, 7:40PM AEDT
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney