Former Ulster rugby player and London Irish fly half, Ian Humphreys, says he’s delighted that his team have chosen international humanitarian organisation, Concern Worldwide, as their charity of the year for the second season running.
Since the launch of the partnership last year, London Irish have helped Concern raise over £3,000 at their home games, which has gone to fight hunger in 26 of the world’s poorest countries.
31-year old Humphreys, who joined London Irish from Ulster said: “I’ve known of Concern since I was in school and after finding out even more about their efforts in tackling hunger over the past year. I’m very happy that we have chosen Concern as our charity partner for another year.”
Concern’s Executive Director, Ballymena born Rose Caldwell said: “We’re thrilled that London Irish has decided to partner with us for another season.
“One in eight people go hungry every day and this limits everything for them. They are starved of hope and opportunity. But the funds raised by the loyal London Irish supporters are helping us to change this and to work with communities to make long-lasing improvements in their lives.”
London Irish chief executive Andy Martin said: “We are delighted to be working with Concern for a second year.
“It was fantastic to see our supporters giving so generously last season to such a worthy cause. Concern is working tirelessly as an organisation to tackle poverty and hunger in the poorest parts of the world and we are happy to be supporting this effort.”
The renewal of the partnership between Concern and London Irish will be marked at London Irish’s game against Exeter Chiefs at the Madejski stadium on the 21st September where Concern volunteers will be asking game-goers to dig deep and give what they can to the charity.
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