Rugby legends support Space for Giants fundraiser

Phil Vickery
Rugby legend Phil Vickery MBE at the Giants Dinner. Photo: Twitter/ForRangers

On Wednesday night (20 April), around 200 diners attended the Giants Dinner, a fundraising event in aid of Africa’s elephants organised by Space for Giants and Saracens Rugby Club and sponsored by Prospect 33.

The evening was hosted by Will Greenwood with rugby legends Phil Vickery, Jacques Burger and Nils Mordt among others in attendance.

This Giants Dinner was the latest event in a long-standing relationship between Space for Giants and the rugby world under the banner of “Rugby for Giants”, a joint venture between Saracens and Space for Giants.

The evening concluded with a talk from Dr Max Graham, CEO of Space for Giants as well as an auction. The top auction prize was a conservation safari in Kenya donated by Elewana Sky Safari, Loisaba Conservancy and Cheli & Peacock Safaris.

This dinner will be followed by other Rugby for Giants initiatives over the summer including a Round the Island Race with the Saracens Sport Foundation, and Jacques’ Climb for Giants, in which Namibian rugby ace Jacques Burger will lead a four day mountain climb.

Next week, the Giants Club, founded by Space for Giants, is holding its inaugural summit in Kenya, hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta.