Annual Legends of Rugby event in aid of Nordoff Robbins to go ahead virtually

This year’s rugby honouree is England and Leicester rugby legend Richard Wigglesworth.

The long-standing Legends of Rugby event in aid of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, which sees the world of rugby and music come together in a celebration of one of England’s Rugby heroes, was due to take place today, at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, and will now go ahead virtually on Friday 26 February 2021.

This year’s rugby honouree is England and Leicester rugby legend Richard Wigglesworth.

The evening will pay tribute to this accomplished player in the company of team mates together with England players past and present. Players confirmed so far are Jamie George, Mike Tindall, Jason Robinson, Alix Popham, our honouree Richard Wigglesworth, Danny Care, Mark Cueto, Lee Mears, Victor Ubogu, Rob Vickerman, Leon Lloyd, Craig Chalmers, Graham Rowntree, Peter Winterbottom, Tim Visser, Topsy Ojo, Simon Halliday, Paul Wallace, Chris Robshaw (subject to training), Ugo Monye (subject to BT broadcast schedule), Mark Regan, John Mallett, Bryan Redpath, Any Nicol, Charlie Hodgson, Tamara Taylor, Colin Charvis, Serge Betsen, Peter Rogers, Jon Callard with many more to come.

This year’s virtual event will encompass all elements of this well supported and fantastic night, including private breakout rooms hosted by rugby players for you and your guests. In line with this popular event, there will be rugby banter, a look ahead to the Six Nations Championships, music and fundraising for the extraordinary work of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.  In addition, there will be infamous After Party (online!)

Event organiser, former Bath & England player Victor Ubogu said, “Whilst I am sad that we cannot pay tribute to Richard in person, I am confident we can celebrate his acclaimed career and have a great evening together.  We founded this event 26 years ago, and we weren’t about to let one year pass without honouring a brilliant player, and raising much needed funds for Nordoff Robbins, even in this current time and have a jolly good time doing it!”

Since its launch in December 1995, the dinner has been attended by the great and good of rugby and a glittering array of musical acts from some of the world’s finest, illustrious performers.  Previous acts have included Madness, Stereophonics, Little Mix, Bananarama, Tony Hadley, Steps, Simply Red, Dua Lipa, Emile Sande, Keane, Lulu, Girls Aloud, Texas, KT Tunstall and Craig David.

Join us for all the elements of this ever popular, glittering event from the comfort of your home.

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