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JOCA FEST 2022 Volunteers needed!

We are delighted to announce that JOCA FEST is back for 2022! Our local community festive will take place on 18th June 2022 in Welwyn Garden City and we are looking for volunteers to join our friendly, fun-loving team to support with setting up on 17th June, helping...

Vote now and help JOCA in Ashton’s Life for Great Causes Campaign

JOCA are very excited to be a shortlisted charity in Ashton's For Life's Great Causes online poll campaign where charities can receive a share of a £10,000 donation! From 14th January 2022 votes can be cast at www.lifesgreatcauses.co.uk . Like many charities...

Carol Singing Fundraiser – Thank You Old Hatfield

The residents of Old Hatfield were in fine voice on Sunday 12th December, for their annual carol singing charity event in Salisbury Square. JOCA was very fortunate to be selected as the local charity of choice by the Old Hatfield Residents Association.  Over 100...

Mayor’s Quiz Night Success

Another extremely successful fundraising evening at the Mayor's Quiz night , held at The Campus West Welwyn Garden City . The evening was well attended with 109 players battling for bragging rights . Each player was well fed with a great choice of hot food...

Pat Lovell donates bicycle to JOCA

Welwyn Rugby Club member Pat Lovell has kindly donated his almost new bicycle to JOCA , this will be raffled off at our next fundraising event. A big thank you to Pat for this kind gesture!

Thank you Darren and Stevenage Striders!

I am proud to be a supporter of JOCA , my only regret is that I hadn't known or been involved with this great charity even sooner. I have always been someone keen to be apart of the community and give back and that is seen in my business, personal life and with my...

Mayor’s curry night raises £1,000 for JOCA

The Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Peter Hebden hosted a top charity curry night on 18th October 2021, raising £1,000 for JOCA. Hosted by Bengal Paradise Indian Restaurant in Brookmans Park, the event was well attended - by over 75 guests! We would like to...
St Albans RFU show support for JOCA

St Albans RFU show support for JOCA

St Albans RFC showing support for JOCA at Welwyn RFC on Saturday 6 January 2018. The gesture was greatly appreciated by everyone at Welwyn RFC.

The Wolfpack charity rugby dinner

The Wolfpack charity rugby dinner

On Friday 3 November the Wolfpack charity dinner took place at the Hermitage Rd. Bar and Restaurant in Hitchin to raise money for JOCA. An absolutely fantastic night, so many thanks to the amazing people who worked so hard to make it happen. James Nye, Graham Walker,...

Sandringham Mental Health Conference

Sandringham Mental Health Conference

It was brilliant to talk with the students at the Sandringham Mental Health Conference at Sandringham School, with Tom Griffiths from Saracens and spread the JOCA message.

JOCA Music Festival, Welwyn Rugby Club

JOCA Music Festival, Welwyn Rugby Club

JOCA hosted a music festival on Saturday, 17 June at Welwyn Rugby Club to raise money for our work in helping local people with mental health and well-being issues. The JOCA music festival was a real family event. Besides a fantastic line-up of local bands, including...

Kyle Birkin runs London Marathon in support of JOCA

Kyle Birkin runs London Marathon in support of JOCA

JOCA is a charity I have strong bonds with and wanted to raise both awareness and funds for the amazing work they do. JOCA is there to help our members through the tough times, as well as be a part of the good. Being a new dad I want to try to show my son you are...

Mazars make a donation to JOCA

Mazars make a donation to JOCA

Through the kind offices of Phil Grehan he has managed to secure a rather generous donation from his employers Mazars LLP. Each year the partners of Mazars LLP donate a set percentage into office pots so that its staff can apply for a sum of money to be applies to...

Curry Night at The Town Inn, Hatfield

Curry Night at The Town Inn, Hatfield

A massive thank you to Hatfield RFC and especially Neil Carol at The Town Inn Hatfield for hosting JOCA's Pass it On event and for the great curry.

Marks and Spencer, London Conley supports JOCA

Marks and Spencer, London Conley supports JOCA

JOCA are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity of choice for Marks and Spencer, London Conley. This is a significant event for us in that it will enable us to launch some really bold initiatives to support our club members. Thank you to all involved!

JOCA awareness day, White Lion Square, Hatfield

JOCA awareness day, White Lion Square, Hatfield

A decent crowd turned up in White Lion Square to meet the founders of JOCA and find out more about the work of the charity. There was a range of kids activities, including face painting, candyfloss and hot dogs, as well as a bar between 12.00pm and a prize raffle....

Taff Llewellyn runs a half-marathon in aid of JOCA

Taff Llewellyn runs a half-marathon in aid of JOCA

Taff Llewellyn should be the proudest person on earth today (19 March, 2017) after doing his first ever half-marathon in two hours 3 minutes. Absolutely brilliant, well done Taff and thank you for doing it for JOCA, we are extremely hounoured.

JOCA at the biz4Biz Awards

JOCA at the biz4Biz Awards

On Friday 3 March JOCA attended the biz4Biz Awards along with 250 local business people at the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel as the official sponsored charity. The biz4Biz Awards recognises the achievement of businesses of all sizes across Hertfordshire. The event was hosted...

JOCA video shoot at Welwyn RFC

JOCA video shoot at Welwyn RFC

On Saturday 26 February we shot a promotion video for JOCA at the club. Thanks to all those who took part and to the team from DMLK video. The premiere will be at the biz4Biz Awards on Friday 3 March at Tewinbury Farm after which it will be on our website. Stay tuned...

JOCA chosen as the sponsored charity at the biz4Biz Awards

JOCA chosen as the sponsored charity at the biz4Biz Awards

JOCA has been chosen as the sponsored charity at the biz4Biz Awards which take place on Friday 3 March 2017 at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel - the event will be hosted by the Rt Hon Michael Portillo. This is a great opportunity to raise some funds and promote JOCA and our...

JOCA becomes a registered charity

JOCA becomes a registered charity

Thanks to the hard work of Sue Topham and Justin Burgess JUST ONE CLICK AWAY is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1171634. This is great news and will enable JOCA to engage in some serious fund raising...

Christmas remembrance and thanksgiving service

Christmas remembrance and thanksgiving service

JJ Burgess & Sons warmly invite you to a Christmas Remembrance and thanksgiving service at Christ Church, St Albans Road East, Hatfield on Wednesday 7 December at 7:00 pm. We hope to decorate our remembrance tree and branch office trees with cards inscribed to...

Pass It On

Pass It On

Pass It On is an initiative to raise awareness of mental health in rugby and promote general well-being. We will be launching this initiative on 3 December 2016 at Welwyn with a charity match, barbecue and evening event. A number of specially commissioned balls have...

Charity rugby game

Charity rugby game

JOCA is holding a charity game on 3 December 2016 at Welwyn rugby club. We are looking for raffle or auction prizes and we also aim to sell cakes, so if you would like to donate something for the auction, or if you're a budding Bake Off star who would like to make a...

JOCA charity rugby event

JOCA charity rugby event

JOCA held a charity game on 3 December 2016 at Welwyn rugby club with a range of events. Thanks to all those who helped organise the event and took part in the games. The support was amazing and early indications show we managed to raise £2,300 to help fund our work....

Welwyn RFC former players lunch

Welwyn RFC former players lunch

JOCA has been donated £435 raised at the Welwyn RFC Former Players Lunch. Thank you to all who were involved and a big thank you to Mark Elliott (aka Shabby) for putting JOCA forward to be the recipient of the funds. The JOCA welfare committee is humbled and...

Our club is a family – we look after each other.

We aim to nurture a culture within the club where we talk to each other, and support each other rather than bottle things up and allow them to get out of control.

We start this with our minis buddy system and promote this ethos right from 7 to 70 across the club.

JOCA is your welfare committee dedicated to promoting and ensuring pastoral care and general well-being for all members of our club.

Our Aim #1

To offer WRFC members, players and VP’s, support, guidance and a friendly ear

Our Aim #2

De-stigmatise mental illness in young men and women of all ages

Our Aim #3

To get our young men and women to talk and be open with each other

Our Aim #4

To improve mental well-being and make it as important to physical fitness

Our Aim #5

To notice the signs and to offer support

Our Aim #6

To change the whole ethos of the rugby club from 7 years to 70 years as regards mental health support and general well-being