The British & Irish Lions have partnered with
four charities for the 2017 Tour of New Zealand.
For the first time the Lions will officially support Great
Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (England), Temple Street
Children's University Hospital (Ireland), The Cure Parkinson's
Trust (Scotland) and Velindre Cancer Centre/Canolfan Ganser
The partnerships will include four
fund-raising dinners in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and London
between February and May.
British & Irish Lions Chief
Operating Officer, Charlie McEwen, said, “These charities make a
huge difference to people's lives both in the treatment and the
care they provide for patients and their families. The Lions
family want to support them in their efforts and, by partnering
officially with them, we hope to raise awareness and funds to help
make that difference.”
The themed 'Leading The Lions'
dinner series will see famous names from Lions history come
together with 2017 Head Coach Warren Gatland and Tour Manager and
1971 Lion John Spencer.
“Bringing together past Lions' coaches, captains
and legends at these official events present not only a unique
opportunity to hear from true Lions greats and look ahead to what
is arguably the biggest Lions Tour ever next June but to raise
much needed funds for these four charities,” McEwen added.
Leading The Lions
10 February 2017 - City Hall, Cardiff
3 March 2017 - Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
27 April 2017
- Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh
11 May 2017 - Battersea
Evolution, London (black tie).
All events include a wine
reception, three-course meal, legendary Lions speakers and an
auction in aid of the designated charities and the Lions
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Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
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of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
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