RL Cares and RL Benevolent Fund receive £50,000 donation

RL Cares and RL Benevolent Fund receive £50,000 donation

Rugby League Cares and the Rugby League Benevolent Fund received a huge boost this week when the charities received a whopping £50,000 donation from The Mackay Charitable Trust.

The donation is split equally between the two charities and will support their critical work helping people throughout the game.

Among its wide-ranging roles, Rugby League Cares delivers welfare support to professional players in Super League, the Championships and the Women’s Super League. The charity has seen a sharp rise in requests for support during the Covid-19 crisis and the donation ensures that those services, particularly for those suffering hardship and distress, continue to be available to everyone seeking help.

The Rugby League Benevolent Fund provides lifelong support to current and former players, and their families, who are living with life-changing permanent injuries resulting from playing the sport.

The coronavirus pandemic is adding greater pressure to these vulnerable people and the ongoing support provided by the Benevolent Fund is ensuring that the impact on their quality of life is minimised as much as possible.

At a time when we are all feeling the negative effects of social isolation, the Benevolent Fund is committed to keeping all its beneficiaries connected to the sport and safe.

Tim Adams, the Chairman of both charities, said: “We are incredibly grateful to The Mackay Charitable Trust for their generous donation.

“Their support could not have been received at a more critical time: we are experiencing a significant increase in the number of people seeking our help as a result of the pandemic, which has also curtailed the majority of our fundraising.

“We are absolutely committed to supporting everyone who needs our help.  The funds provided by The Mackay Charitable Trust go a long way to helping our efforts and we cannot thank them enough.”