The Stars Group

How The Stars Group are making a difference

In October 2014 Right To Play and The Stars Group launched a partnership to drive transformational change for children and communities around the world.

Through their 'Helping Hands' corporate giving programme, Stars Group, together with their staff and customers have donated more than £1.7m. This invaluable support is helping Right To Play educate, protect and empower nearly two million children every week to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease using sport and play.


Partnership highlights:

  • November 2014 - Partnership launched at the Quintessentially Foundation's Poker Night.
  • March 2015 - Right To Play becomes the official charity partner for PokerStars' EPT live events, with the first tournament in Malta raising 15,000 euros. Since then the charity tournaments have raised over £60,000.
  • September 2015 - PokerStars Team Pros Jake Cody and Fatima de Melo and staff visited Right To Play programmes in Uganda taking part in coach training. You can see a video from the trip to Uganda here.
  • PokerStars customers have supported Right To Play throughout the partnership by donating their StarsCoin points raising over £17,000 to date.
  • May 2016 - PokerStars sponsored the inaugural Right To Play Sports Quiz in London, which raised over £124,000 for Right To Play. You can see a highlights clip here.
  • October 2016 - PokerStars staff and Right To Play Athlete Ambassador Mike Tindall visit Right To Play programmes in Ghana seeing first-hand the impact of their support. You can read a blog from their experiences here.
"Right To Play makes such a positive impact to so many children around the world and PokerStars is incredibly proud to be able to support their valuable work. Using play to educate and empower is a philosophy that our players and staff really believe in." - Sue Hammett, Head of Corporate Giving for The Stars Group
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There are lots of ways to support Right To Play’s work, here are just a few:
  1. Make a one off or regular donation to help us to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Just £30 could allow a child to tak e part in weekly play-based education for a year.

2. Join Team Right To Play, our network of challenge event supporters, and keep more children safe with every mile you run, cycle or swim.

3. Learn more about Right To Play's work here.

4. Follow us on social media and sign up to Right To Play's monthly e-newsletter.

5. Look out for Right To Play charity tournaments at the PokerStars Championships, as well as online tournaments on

Contact us

For more information on the PokerStars partnership or to find out how your company can work with Right To Play please contact:

Neil Child-Dyer, Senior Partnerships Manager

P + 44 (0) 203 752 5649