The Queensberry Hotel, home to the Michelin-starred Olive Tree restaurant, on Russell Street in Bath is run by long-time friends of Bath Rugby Foundation, Helen and Laurence Beere.

Laurence said: "We have known the team at The Foundation for a number of years, both through the rugby community, and more personally through the support that they have given to our daughter.

"As a family and through our business we have always given back to our community wherever possible. The opportunity to join The Foundation as a 1st XV member was something that both Helen and I were extremely excited by.

"Over the years we believe that the charity has grown and developed into an exemplar of how sport and coaching can bring so much benefit to local communities and individuals with special needs.

"The multiple programmes that they offer benefit so many people in our community and we are delighted to be able support their work in any way we can."