Unable to play or train due to Scottish Government Coronavirus guidelines, Edinburgh University intramural rugby side, History Boys RFC, are using the new-found time on their hands to raise money for Looseheadz, a mental health charity.
The Looseheadz foundation aims to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health, and is inspired to get people talking about moving to a better form of mental well-being.
In order to raise money for the foundation, History Boys RFC have launched the Scotsman2Scotsman challenge. The club have set themselves the target of collectively running or cycling 2765km over 21 days, the equivalent of the distance in kilometres from the steps of the Scotsman Pub in Edinburgh, to the front door of the Scotsman Bar in Malta; a previous tour destination for the side. The club are hoping to raise at least £2765, with half of the total going into keeping the club alive during this difficult year, and the other half will be transferred directly to Looseheadz.
The club have received multiple celebrity endorsements, namely Edinburgh and Scotland Flanker Hamish Watson as well as Newcastle Falcons and fellow Scotland international, John Hardie (seen below). The club also received a shoutout on BBC Radio 5 Live’s podcast, Rugby Union Weekly.
For more information on the Scotsman2Scotsman challenge, and how you can get involved, click on the Go Fund Me link below.