Why Oxfam Crusader 7's Club
- Unique, charity rugby sevens club with strong values, brand and ethos - based around a group of best friends.
- Successful on and off the pitch in one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
- Much more than just a rugby club - voluntarily bringing exposure and funds in aid of Oxfam whilst acting as a vehicle to talented players from the UK on the biggest stages in sevens.
Oxfam Crusader 7’s Club is a unique rugby sevens club based in Norfolk, in the UK. The club exists to fundraise voluntarily in aid of Oxfam and bring exposure to the invaluable work the charity does around the world. Fundamentally, we are a group of best friends who love the reason we play the best game in the world and the game itself.
We firmly believe that through the game of sevens, we can help end poverty sooner. Indeed, our original motto was ‘Determination is Everything’ and this has not changed.
Born out of a wish to do something positive in memory of her Grandmother, Oxfam Crusaders co-founder (and now head of our medical team) Eleanor Boyce decided to run the London marathon and pledged to Oxfam as her Grandmother had been a lifelong supporter. Oxfam Crusader 7’s Club was created to help her achieve that goal and helped her reach her financial pledge target.
It soon became clear that all those involved wanted to make a longer-term commitment to the amazing work that Oxfam do and that 7’s was an ideal vehicle both to fundraise in support of Oxfam but also promote the work that the charity does around the world. All involved with the club are voluntary.
Where allowed, we undertake collections at tournaments and have gathered our own Crusaders family round us who are always willing to hold a bucket and promote the work that Oxfam do. ALL winnings and collections are given directly to Oxfam and the whole Oxfamily shares a massive commitment to raising as much as possible. This has amounted to a significant sum since our conception in 2012.
This is all voluntary and all involved show a huge generosity of spirit and give of their time and abilities freely. This means we can fundraise in aid of Oxfam.
We rely on the talent of our players and the amazing generosity of the tournament crowds to help us help Oxfam.
Our focus in the 2018 season will be to support and promote Oxfam’s WASH campaign. This campaign is around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and will work with projects that integrate sustainable and local innovation to meet the needs of the poorest in 52 different countries.
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