It seems amazing fundraisers are a weekly event in rugby league, especially in recent years.
Yes, despite the trials and tribulations caused by the pandemic, those associated with rugby league continue to blow everyone away with acts of kindness and superb fundraisers.
Whether it’s been to fight Motor Neurone Disease in the name of Rob Burrow, to help Mose Masoe after his career ending injury, fundraisers for Joining Jack or plenty of other great causes, the rugby league world continues to show great togetherness and kindness with these brilliant fundraisers.
Hull KR’s Community Trust and friends of Hull KR are the latest to do just that completing a 24-hour challenge to raise funds for defibrillators to be situated at the Hull College Craven Park. This has been spearheaded by Liam Waslin who nearly lost his dad last year to cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the nurses at Royal Hull Infirmary saved his life but the event has inspired Liam to raise funds for potentially life saving defibrillators to be positioned around Hull KR’s home.
So, in order to raise funds, they walked 73 miles in 24 hours from Craven Park to Huddersfield Giants’ John Smith’s Stadium in time for a battle between the two teams yesterday. Unfortunately for the Hull KR Community Fund, who braved the conditions of Storm Eunice to get to the game, they saw their side lose to the Giants 26-12 as Huddersfield maintained their 100% start whilst Hull KR were left winless.
Nonetheless, those who completed the walk deserve massive credit and surpassed their £5,000 target by reaching a total of £5,760 and that could still improve if you donate here.