Wolves support RFL Benevolent FundWarrington Wolves are giving the RFL Benevolent Fund a significant boost by staging a massive fund raising effort throughout the Easter holiday fixture programme.The Wolves are holding bucket collections in support of the charity at their game against Salford City Reds on April 14th. The RFL Benevolent Fund was established as a charitable trust in 2004. The TrustĂs aim is to raise funds to enable it to support players whose lives are affected by serious injuries sustained playing Rugby League.Phil Clarke, the former Great Britain and Wigan forward, who is the spokesman for the RFL Benevolent Fund, said: "This is a fantastic gesture by the RFL member clubs."In the short time the fund has been operating weĂve succeeded in making a difference to the lives of the players who have been unfortunate enough to suffer a serious injury playing Rugby League."ItĂs important that we not only carry that good work but also build up the FundĂs financial resources so that we are able to provide support for seriously injured players when they most need it."Now fans will have their chance to help make a difference to those unfortunate players by simply going to enjoy themselves watching people play Rugby League."During 2005 around ˙60,000 was raised for the Fund and, besides the clubsĂ Easter funding-raising programme.The Fund has made contact has been made with nine ex-players with debilitating injuries and provided help. This includes assistance towards specially adapted cars and wheelchairs; equipment at a spinal injuries gym; physiotherapy sessions and support for families of serious injured players in the form of accommodation and travel expenses.
03, Apr, 2006