The Murrayfield Centenary Fund

Scottish Charity number SC005015

The Murrayfield Centenary Fund was set up in Scottish Rugby’s centenary season 1972-73.

The fund provides assistance to injured Scottish rugby players and is financially and administratively independent. Since its inception, it has assisted a number of players with short or longer-term injuries.

In addition to financial assistance, the fund also helps with:

  • motor vehicles
  • wheelchairs
  • computers
  • adaptations to players‘ or parents’ homes.

Donations and fundraising

The Murrayfield Centenary Fund is funded through a combination of both generous donations and planned fundraising events.

It is vitally important that the fund continues to grow, sop that it can support those who need it most. The trustees welcome all contributions.

You can donate towards the fund online. We are very grateful for your kind assistance.

 

What does the fund do?

To find out more about us and how we help those injured whilst playing rugby, call  0131 346 5102, email mcf@sru.org.uk or write to us at us at:

Murrayfield Centenary Fund
c/o Scottish Rugby
Murrayfield
Edinburgh
EH12 5PJ

Background information

Charity Registration Number in Scotland: SC 005015

Address: c/o Scottish Rugby Union, Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

Telephone: 0131 346 5000 

Fax: 0131 346 5001

Email: mcf@sru.org.uk

Trustees

  • G M Murray:  chairman
  • D Macleod:  senior trustee
  • G Kerr:  Midlands area trustee
  • J Stevenson:  Glasgow North area trustee
  • A Brown:  Scottish Borders area trustee
  • M Monro:  North area trustee
  • WM McMurtrie:  Glasgow South Aarea trustee
  • J Littlefair:  Edinburgh area trustee
  • R W Flockhart:  independent trustee

The aim of the trustees is to build up the General Fund, to give assistance wherever appropriate and approved by the Trustees, taking into account the possibility of several large requests for assistance in any one year.

 

Other relevant people and organisations

Auditors: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, PO Box 90, Erskine House, 68-73 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 4NH

Bankers: Bank of Scotland Corporate, 1st Floor, New Uberior House, 11 Earl Grey Street, Edinburgh EH3 9BN

Solicitors: Anderson Strathern LLP, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY

Stockbrokers: Speirs and Jeffrey, 36 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1NA

The Report and Financial Statements are prepared to 31 March annually, and are available on request to the Administrator to any person who wishes a copy.

 

Structure, governance and management

Governing Document - The then General Committee of the Scottish Rugby Union established the Fund in 1972 by Deed of Trust (registered in the Books of Council and Session on 6 June 1972) and agreed with the Inland Revenue (registered from 8 August 1972) that the terms of the Deed setting up the Fund will enable the Fund to be regarded as a charitable one entitled to relief under Section 360 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970 (registered with OSCR from 23 June 2005).

In effect, this means that donations to the Fund can be made by way of gift aid in respect of which the Fund will be able to recover tax from the Inland Revenue (now HM Revenue and Customs).

The fund is managed by the Trustees of the Fund.

 

Objectives

Objects of Fund - The objects of the Fund are wide and include assistance being given to players injured or suffering disablement as a result of playing Rugby Football as well as such other general charitable purposes as the Trustees see fit. 

Assistance is given at the discretion of the Trustees

Testemonials

“Thanks to the Murrayfield Centenary Fund I am able to fulfil my ambitions because of their support both financial and in kind.”
David Azhar, Whitecraigs RFC

“Without support from the Murrayfield Centenary Fund I would have had some financial difficulties. For this I am eternally grateful.”
Scott Laidlaw, Jed-Forest RFC

“I am very grateful to the Murrayfield Centenary Fund for the assistance they gave me when I was unable to work. If it wasn't for the generosity of the Fund we would not have managed. We are extremely grateful for this.”
Sean Hunter, Forrester F.P. RFC