Harlequins Seb Adeniran-Olule tribute

‘The evening was an excellent tribute to Seb’: £5,000 raised in memory of Harlequins academy player killed last year

More than £5,000 was raised in memory of former Harlequins academy player Seb Adeniran-Olule at an event last month.

Quins’ Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop was dedicated to Adeniran-Olule, who died in a car crash in May last year aged 20.

The money went towards the Seb Adeniran-Olule Charitable Fund, which has raised £16,000 so far.

Alongside Harlequins players, pupils of Adeniran-Olule’s former school, Wellington College, were located around The Stoop selling raffle tickets and collecting donations.

The fund also received donations from the Quins Supporters’ Association and the club’s staff.

Head of The Harlequins Foundation Victoria Hartley said: “On behalf of the Club and the Sebastian Adeniran-Olule Charitable Fund, I would like to express our gratitude to those supporters and members who kindly donated on Friday evening.

“The evening was an excellent tribute to Seb, and to have raised £5,000 is incredibly impressive.

“This was the first annual fixture remembering Seb and we look forward to continuing this tradition in the coming years.”

There was a minute’s applause before the match, which the team went on to lose 27-16, while a plaque dedicated to the former prop was placed on the wall of the players’ tunnel next to the home dressing room.

The fund was set up in memory of the former England U20 international, with the purpose of helping young people realise their full potential, tying in with the values of The Harlequins Foundation.

A song, written and recorded by one of Adeniran-Olule’s Wellington College housemates can be downloaded here.

For more information on the Sebastian Adeniran-Olule Charitable Fund, or to donate, visit the Virgin Money Just Giving page by clicking here.

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