End of Year Giving Appeal 2021

End of Year Giving Appeal 2021

With the end of year on our doorstep, for many it brings twinkling lights and cheer, a time to unwind, spend time comfortably with family and friends and indulge in the seasons’ festivities. We would so like to create this for our brave young men who have sustained...

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Swimming for Rugby’s Caring Hands

Swimming for Rugby’s Caring Hands

Shonee does it again... what a champ! In the next few weeks, Shonee Cornelissen will be swimming a whopping double, from Robben Island to Big Bay and back, and has chosen to do so in the name of Rugby's Caring Hands. Please show your support for this dynamic...

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Spinal injury to inspirational coffee

Spinal injury to inspirational coffee

by Rolling Inspiration Heinrich “Ollie” Terblanche was a determined rugby player with high hopes for a careerin the sport he loved. He was a member of the Lions Super XV squad under JohnMitchell and Carlos Spencer. He represented the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in...

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Tribute to Dr Ismail Jakoet

Tribute to Dr Ismail Jakoet

20/08/1948 – 25/05/2021 It was an immensely sad moment when we learnt of the passing of Dr Jakoet following a period of struggle with poor health. Doc as he was fondly known, was a force to be reckoned with in all the roles that he played in both the sporting and...

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#Kit2Care Online Auctions

#Kit2Care Online Auctions

In response to the global pandemic we have launched #Kit2Care - Online auctions. Which gives current and former rugby players a way to help us raise money for our seriously injured rugby players around South Africa, who need us now more than ever. All funds raised...

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Story of Hope – Ollie Terblanche

Story of Hope – Ollie Terblanche

24-year-old Heinrich “Ollie” Terblanche was a determined rugby player with high hopes. He had played in the Varsity Cup competition for the University of Johannesburg, spent the 2014 season playing for the Carterton and Wairarapa-Bush rugby clubs in New Zealand and...

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Springbok World Champions Ring supports the Players’ Fund

Springbok World Champions Ring supports the Players’ Fund

The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund has been selected as the CSI partner for the official, soon to be released, Springbok World Champions Ring, a gold and diamond ring set created for Rugby World Cup Gold Medal holders, as well as 100 limited edition rings...

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Ride 4 Rugby’s Caring Hands

Ride 4 Rugby’s Caring Hands

If you are an avid cyclist or looking for motivation to get on a bike – we’d like to encourage you to consider choosing Rugby’s Caring Hands as your charity of choice. Let us partner you on your training journey while working towards your event of choice. To launch...

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SANGORA Golf Day – Wanderers 6 Nov 2020

SANGORA Golf Day – Wanderers 6 Nov 2020

2020 has been a year like no other! One which has tested the 40-year foundations of the Players' Fund. These difficult times have allowed us to see how truly incredible and loyal our greater support squad is, with so many of our regular donors, still making a plan to...

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1980 -2020

1980 -2020

Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players' Fund For four decades, Rugby’s Caring Hands have helped turned tragedy into triumph, writes Quintin van Jaarsveld. Laying helpless in a hospital bed, hours removed from breaking his neck during a Currie Cup match against Free State...

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SORROW TO SUCCESS: Recipients rise above adversity (Part 6/8)

SORROW TO SUCCESS: Recipients rise above adversity (Part 6/8)

By Quintin van Jaarsveld The Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund is an organisation that doesn’t want new ‘members,’ for ‘members’ all suffered the misfortune of sustaining catastrophic head, neck or spinal injuries on the rugby field. In one tragic moment, the...

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GAIL FORCE: The Players’ Fund’s MVP (Part 5/8)

GAIL FORCE: The Players’ Fund’s MVP (Part 5/8)

By Quintin van Jaarsveld General Manager Gail Baerecke has been the key driving force of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund for the past 15 years. When Lynn Allen, a great servant of the Fund in her own right, ended her watch in 2005, Baerecke emerged as a...

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BIG TREES OF THE BOARDROOM (Part 4/8)

BIG TREES OF THE BOARDROOM (Part 4/8)

(ARTICLE PICTURE: Mike Meintjes & Pat Tebbutt, Chester Willams, Tubby Teubes and Francois Majoos) By Quintin van Jaarsveld A decorated and diverse group of boardroom personalities form part of the legacy of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund. Former...

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IMPACT PLAYERS (Part 3/8)

IMPACT PLAYERS (Part 3/8)

From Springboks to Players’ Fund Trustees By Quintin van Jaarsveld Stars who have donned the Green and Gold are part of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund’s DNA. Springboks have been at the very core of the charity since its inception, with then-South...

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WOMEN IN RUGBY – Webinar series during women’s month

WOMEN IN RUGBY – Webinar series during women’s month

A celebration of women in rugby, the ladies who take to the field and those who work behind the scenes making it all possible. This four-week series of Women in Rugby Webinars made just for you by BrightRock will be hosted in aid of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson...

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BOK KINSHIP & TACKLING INJURIES (Part 2/8)

BOK KINSHIP & TACKLING INJURIES (Part 2/8)

The Players’ Fund’s Green and Gold connection By Quintin van Jaarsveld Green and Gold blood runs through Rugby’s Caring Hands’ veins. A kinship exists between SA Rugby and the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund, who supports players who sustained catastrophic...

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Be a champion

Be a champion

Here are some ideas of how to be a champion to a cause you are passionate about Since lock-down, we have received a few very kind and generous donations from the public and corporate companies alike. What struck us was how these donors have really given thought as to...

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