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It's Bliss with Wasps at Davenies School

On Friday 31st January, Wasps supported the Davenies School Charity Day, which was raising money for Bliss, a charity for babies born too soon, too small, too sick.

Nathan with the prizewinners, Jacqui Newell and Ben Smiley

Nathan with the prizewinners, Jacqui Newell and Ben Smiley

In partnership with the Beaconsfield based school, Wasps designed a morning of activity which was then offered as a raffle prize to the families at Davenies School. The package that was won by 20 boys included;

  • 90-minute coaching session
  • Individual and group photos with a Wasps Player
  • Q&A Session with a Wasps Player

Wasps Schools Programme Officer Ben Smiley visited Davenies School on 16th January to draw the 20 winners from the raffle during the school assembly. Ben was also able to announce that Wasps Number 8 Nathan Hughes would be visiting, to help with the coaching, sign autographs, pose for photos and take part in the Q&A session.

After the Charity Day, event organiser Jacqui Newell emailed to say: "I just wanted to touch base with you to say thank you and Nathan so much for helping me organise the Davenies/WASPS charity day. The boys absolutely loved it and we made £600 for Bliss."

Wasps' support of the Davenies School Charity Day formed a part of the Wasps Independent Schools Programme.

What is the Wasps Independent Schools Programme?

Wasps are committed to developing Rugby in Independent Schools throughout the South East of England.

The Wasps Independent Schools Programme is a flexible programme of activity for schools in the Independent Sector to receive coaching and rugby development opportunities that include, but are not limited to bespoke pre or in-season coaching sessions or courses, classroom sessions, teacher education workshops and festival or fixture support.

All of our engagements with Independent Schools are unique, and are designed in partnership with the school to suit their, the squad or their player's needs.

For more information about the Wasps Independent Schools Programme, you can click here. Alternatively, you can contact the Wasps Schools Programme Officer Ben Smiley at or on 01494 531122.