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The latest from SKRUM – Spring 2022 Newsletter

Eswatini sports charity SKRUM have had an eventful few years much like many charities around the world. Despite the challenges, the organisation has continued to support Emaswati through the power of sport. Take a look at their recent projects in their latest newsletter:

SKRUM welcomes Lisa

SKRUM are pleased to welcome the newest member of the team, Lisa Spraul. Lisa joins SKRUM as a coach in Eswatini, replacing Emelda who has recently given birth to twin girls. Lisa will be instrumental in delivering their classroom and coaching sessions in schools across the Kingdom.  Congratulations to both Lisa and Emelda on their new roles.

Rosslyn Park 7s Tournament

The Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens tournament returned in March after a 2 year break due to COVID and SKRUM were proud to be charity partners and sponsors of the Fair Play Awards.  The event took place in glorious spring sunshine, with some incredible rugby skills on display. It was a great opportunity for the SKRUM organisers to meet old friends and new. Their thanks go to everyone involved.

Donated kit sent to Eswatini

In February, with the help of fabulous volunteers from Tavistock College in the UK, SKRUM packed over 500 items of donated rugby kit and shipped them to Eswatini to be distributed to children wishing to get involved in sport. Special thanks go to Marlborough College in the UK for their kit donation and to the generous foundation that covered the shipping costs.

Trustees Wanted

SKRUM UK is looking for new members to join the Board of Trustees, responsible for the governance of the charity. The trustees are volunteers who meet four times a year, either in person or virtually, and give further time to assist with the fundraising, marketing, safeguarding and financial management of the charity. If you’re interested in joining our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please email to find out more.

The past two years has been a challenging year for all charities. The restrictions around COVID-19 halted SKRUM’s traditional fundraising events and despite being a UK charity they were not eligible for emergency government grants as they operate outside the UK. Their work in Eswatini is needed now more than ever and they have continued to operate within the boundaries imposed on them. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any fundraising ideas, or if you are able to spare £10 to support SKRUM simply click here to donate.

To find out more about SKRUM and their work in Eswatini, head over to their dedicated page here.