Friday 10 December 2010

The Bill McLaren Foundation.

Bill McLaren was a man who represented all that is best about rugby union. He was known as “The Voice of Rugby” not just because of the beauty of his tone and the delight of his imaginative phrasing, but because he portrayed our game as we would always wish it to be.

A Charitable Foundation has been set up to raise funds to support the development of rugby and its values and also to recognise the contribution Bill McLaren made to rugby through education and the development of an interpretative centre to include Bill's extensive archive and his big sheets. The foundation has been set up in Bill’s name, and with the support of his family.

You could do your bit to recognise the contribution Bill made to rugby by joining the Foundation Supporters’ Club for £20 per annum or £300 for life membership.

Support the Bill McLaren Foundation - It’ s simple to join.

You can download the Supporters Club Form. and send it with your cheque to: The Bill McLaren Foundation, Hawick Rugby Club, Mansfield Park, HAWICK, TD9 8AW.

Or you can visit and join now. Justgiving process donations and reclaims Gift Aid for charities, meaning that for every £20 you give as a UK tax payer, the Bill McLaren Foundation receives almost £24.

Your support will ensure that the Foundation can start to achieve its aims....

  • To develop and promote the sport of rugby union and its values
  • To encourage and provide sporting opportunities for young people
  • To create an educative centre which will include the Bill McLaren Archive

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Bill McLaren Foundation - please visit our Corporate Sponsors section.

The Foundation's website is at

Please take 10 minutes now and add your support to the good work being carried out by The Bill McLaren Foundation – it will be 10 minutes well spent.

Thank you on behalf of The Edinburgh Academical Football Club


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