The Dallaglio Foundation
The Dallaglio Foundation identifies, supports and raises funds for causes close to Lawrence (cancer and youth development), that will change lives through teamwork.
Founded in 2009 by former England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio, after the loss of his mum Eileen to cancer in 2008, we have worked to raise £7m to date, originally for various charities and since 2 years, specifically for Cancer Research UK and the UK-arm of the ground-breaking ICGC research project (International Cancer Genome Consortium).
Additionally, in the wake of the London riots, we have endeavored to nurture youth engagement for a better society, and believe that there is no better way to address this than via sport, especially one such as rugby which exhorts strong community values.
Since 2012, we are thus building, funding and delivering our own project, a very ambitious youth development and social inclusion programme: Dallaglio Foundation Rugby For Change. Alongside a Rugby Scholarship programme for highly talented young rugby players, it uses rugby as the vehicle to target at risk youths, and gives them the opportunity to become part of a team while tackling serious social issues, from youth crime, to lack of engagement in education.
For youth as for research, from the most talented needing financing right through to the disadvantaged needing motivation and purpose, via our events or delivering our programmes, we will find a way to help.