18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
The trip includes a chance to meet the Ireland squad at the World Cup and match tickets to the two quarter-finals in Wellington, the two semi-finals, the third-fourth place play-off and the Rugby World Cup final itself.
The package includes flights, 4-Star Accomodation and match tickets and will help raise essential funds for seriously injured players.
The IRFU Charitable Trust supports over 30 players who have suffered a severe spinal injury and need 24 hour care. The Trust maintains regular contact with each injured player and their families.
They also help with locomotory expenses, specialised equipment (such as lifting equipment, beds, or wheelchairs), home alterations, medical expenses, nursing and caring costs, motor vehicles, etc.
This is not an exhaustive list but it gives an indication of the kind of help provided by the Trust. Over the past few years, the average payment for assistance has amounted to about €300,000 per annum.
This is the sixth walk organised by the Charitable Trust with previous walks at the 2007 Rugby World Cup and more recently for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.
For more information on the Walk, please email:
Related Links -
Find out more about the IRFU Charitable Trust - click here.
Support the Trust with your own fundraiser on MyCharity.ie - www.mycharity.ie/charity/irfucharitabletrust
Walk With Lions Blog - Check out the blog and pictures from the 2009 Walk