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London Irish and Concern

We're now the official charity partner of the mighty London Irish rugby club! This partnership will help to raise the profile of our work around the world.

Drawing on the strong heritage of the rugby club – which was established in 1898 as a home away from home for Irishmen in London – the team said that partnering with Ireland’s largest aid agency was a natural step for them. 

Charity partnership

We’re already getting to know one another – here’s our chairperson Frances O’Keeffe with London Irish players Bryn Evans and Foster Horan. 

Positive change

At the announcement, captain Bryan Evans said:

With our heritage, it seems apt that this year we are supporting a charity that has Irish roots. We have a terrific and loyal fan base and I’m sure the positive change Concern makes in the world will speak to their charitable nature. 

Our CEO Tom Arnold said: 

Concern is delighted to be partnering with such a great sporting team as London Irish. The club has a strong following internationally but firmly retains its Irish roots, and so it is with Concern.  

Here we have a fantastic opportunity to speak to rugby supporters and to share with them the difference they can make in the lives of those less fortunate. I look forward to a successful and engaging association with the club in the future.