Rugby can change lives, and the work SOHK do is second to none in this sector. It's time to band together, and make a difference like only the rugby community can.

School of Hard Knocks is a ground-breaking social inclusion charity. They use sport to help unemployed adults and children at risk of exclusion to realise their potential.

Having seen the effect rugby has had on my life, I have been privileged to be a SOHK club ambassador for the past few months. So when the opportunity to play in a record-breaking 24 hour game came up I knew I couldn't turn it down, and I'm thankful that SOHK have given me a reason to play a rugby union game again.

So dig deep into your pockets, come together as a rugby community and explore your own generosity as you get behind not only me and my rugby league crazed self, but also a truly remarkable charity and cause.

I'm the one playing a 24 hour rugby game - all you have to do is soften the pain with a donation to SOHK.

Iestyn Withers