Tuesday, 6 October 2009

STUBS: Armed Forces and WASPS supporters

STUBS is a new charity which aims to 'demonstrate care and respect for UK armed services in an innovative way'. It was set up by Jan and Craig Vassie and secured charitable status in April of this year.

The concept behind STUBS originated from a simple idea: that at most events there are more often than not a number of unsold tickets and that these could be put to a charitable use.......and who better to benefit than Britain's service personnel, especially those injured in the service of their country.

For some time the Vassies had been taking patients from Headley Court as their guests to home matches of the London WASPS rugby club and this lead to the club agreeing to pilot their scheme by donating 20 unsold tickets per home game to STUBS to distribute.

The principle aims of the organisation are:

to provide hospitality facilities at sports and cultural events for injured
servicemen and women undergoing rehabilitation at DMRC Headley Court or UHB
Selly Oak; and

to acquire and distribute event tickets to armed services
veterans who would not otherwise be able to attend the event

If you would like to support the scheme, visit the STUBS website at www.stubs.org.uk

Well done, Jan and Craig! Well done WASPS!