Last week, the Race to RWC Gala took place inside The Kerry Hotel, where guests took part in a night of celebration as cyclists Ron Rutland and James Owen arrived to Hong Kong as part of their quest to cycle from Twickenham, United Kingdom to Tokyo, Japan. The initiative – Race to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) – was founded earlier this year as an unique awareness campaign to raise funding for ChildFund’s, Pass It Back program which seeks to help disadvantaged children in Asia who may not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in and learn the vital life skills that can be gained from the sport of rugby.
Together guests helped contribute to the EUR€40,000 (HK$347,996) that have already been raised throughout the 231-day journey that is set to finish in Tokyo on Thursday, September 19.
Notable guests and sport legends such as former Manchester United player Denni Irwin, DHL Rugby ambassador Sir John Kirwan, former England Sevens captain Rob Vickermand and current Australian Sevens player and ChildFund ambassador Charolette Caslick were all in attendance.
To learn more about the Race to RWC one can visit the initiative’s website here.