The IRCI Launch Party & Fundraiser

was held on 31 January 2018

at University of Wales TSD, Business Campus, Swansea

Guests began arriving just after 6pm with Welcome drinks served, courtesy of India Tourism.  During guests arrival the India Tourism video was played on the large projection screen in the hall.

6-45pm    Welcome speech & thanks to sponsors and supporters by Peter Rees-Jones and introduction to IRCI and its aims.

7-00pm    Presentation by Tony Thomas re IRCI and the possible future involvement of Wales Rugby Union and World Rugby.  

7-15pm    Guests then enjoyed a selection of Indian food courtesy of India Tourism.  The Visit India  video was played again during the serving of food.

7-45pm    Talk by Jamie Kirkhouse on his time volunteering as a rugby coach in Goa, just before Christmas 2017.

7-55pm to 8-15pm    Raffle draw and Social mingling & networking of guests.

IRCI Founders, Eric Holliday &  Peter Rees-Jones with co-director Tony Thomas and guests Judge Ray Singh CBE and international rugby referee Robert Davies, at the launch party.

An attentive audience!

The food; Tony giving his talk and the IRCI banner, oh yes, and Neil Shepherd. (Thanks for the photo, Shep)

HEAL Paradise Village celebrated their 25 year anniversary recently.  Jem King, from Penarth, their Wales sponsor and fundraiser has sent us these photos which we thought you would like to see.

We are now organising a fundraiser bicycle ride between two wildlife parks in central India

(so you get the chance of seeing tigers!), probably for November 2018.  

Contact us if you would like further information.