In sad news over the festive period Huddersfield Giants announced the passing of one of their former great players, Tony Johnson, and they’re now helping to aid his family in remembering Tony by sharing a fundraiser that’s been set up in his memory.
Johnson, whose career spanned from 1973 to 1984, sadly passed with the club announcing the news to social media on December 28th.
Born in Jamaica he moved to Yorkshire with his family aged 2 and was a strong second-row who gave excellent service to a number of clubs, most notably Huddersfield – and following his retirement he played a leading role in the Huddersfield Former Players Association.
Having worked in the police force, he also served the RFL as an investigator and mediator for more than a decade.
The club where he made his name are now appealing for fans to honour Tony’s memory by donating to a fundraiser set up by his family and with the intention of funding research into the disease that sadly took Tony, Amyloidosis.
In memory of former player Tony Johnson, his family have set up a JustGiving page, this will help fund vital research to treat Amyloidosis.
This is a cruel disease that still has no known cure.
Please give if you can and raise funds in Tony's memory, thank you. 🖤
— Huddersfield Giants (@Giantsrl) January 10, 2023
With no know cure the money raised will put vital funding towards research into this disease and hopefully ensure that no other families have to go through what Tony’s family have had to endure.
The fundraiser is in memory of Tony and features a touching story about the great man, his career and his role as a family member as well.
A link to the fundraiser is attached here, any donations or support by sharing it will help massively.