Pumas in the Community
The Pumas have always been about being at the heart of the community. We have expanded our range of rugby teams to suit the young and old who wish to take up the sport of rugby. We have supported local hospitals and schools to help promote the wellbeing of all children across our community.
This has led to our support of local Lens manufacturer CooperVision and our local family owned independent opticians Rawlings in our Myopia Campaign. See what work we are doing by clicking here.
We have also supported many local charities and are proud to work with the "Alex Wardle Foundation" which has a special place in the heart of the Pumas.
The Alex Wardle Foundation Fund was set up in memory of Alex Wardle, who passed away in March 2016, aged 23, from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
Every week in the UK, at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions SADS is caused by a disturbance in the heart’s rhythm, of which there are many causes, despite the person not having any physical heart disease.
Alex played for the Pumas from a young age. He was a medical student, working in research, and his family wanted to continue his legacy by helping to further understand SADS.
The Foundation raises funds to supply life-saving community defibrillators and run heart screening events.