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“True Heroes” – Rugby For Heroes Named Official Charity Partner Of LIT7s London 7s

The can’t miss rugby sevens tournament of the Summer, LIT7s is saving the Bank Holiday weekend, following the cancelation of this year’s Twickenham 7s event. The one-day festival will take place on May 25th at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, the home of AFC Wimbledon.

LIT7s has announced a brilliant partnership for the event, with Rugby for Heroes confirmed as the tournament’s Official Charity Partner. The charity is dedicated to supporting the servicemen and women of the armed forces, as they undergo their post-service transition back into civilian life. Along with being the event’s charitable partner, Rugby for Heroes has also entered a team into the men’s tournament, coached by former England 7s and 15s international, Tom Varndell.

Vardnell shared his excitement by saying: “I can’t wait to get involved with coaching the Rugby for Heroes team at the LIT7s London 7s. It’s going to be a great tournament to be a part of and I can’t wait to see what the team can do this season. It is great to be back into international 7’s again representing this fantastic charity team.”

England Rugby legend and Rugby for Heroes patron Mike Tindall, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Rugby for Heroes are incredibly excited to be the Official Charity of the LIT7s London 7s. This is a great opportunity for our charity to reach a wider audience and spread our message to support men and women of our armed forces and their transition into civilian life. I believe LIT7s will shine a light on the unbelievable achievements these true heroes can accomplish.”

The partnership between LIT7s and Rugby for Heroes promises to bring together the thrilling action of rugby sevens with a noble cause, honouring the bravery and sacrifices of service men and women.

Ellaine Gelman, Founder of LIT7s, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Rugby for Heroes. Both of our organisations are passionate about rugby and helping people, so it’s a really great partnership for us. There is a real understanding and camaraderie with what we are trying to accomplish.”

The tournament will unfold at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, home of AFC Wimbledon, and where London Broncos also play their fixtures. Notably, this marks the first time 7s rugby will grace the Stadium. LIT7s London 7s promises to be the biggest party of the Summer, featuring special guest pitchside hosts, celebrity DJs, the ultimate party stand, and electrifying entertainment both on and off the pitch.

Keep your eyes on RUCK for an upcoming feature article with LIT7s Founder Ellaine Gelman.