Risman Foundation donates £15,000 to RL Cares

Risman Foundation donates £15,000 to RL Cares

Rugby League Cares is delighted to announce it has received a fantastic £15,000 donation from the Risman Foundation.

Set up and administered by the family of former Leeds and Great Britain international full-back Bev Risman OBE, the foundation awards grants in a variety of areas with emphasis on social entrepreneurship, education, sporting endeavour, travel and humanity.

Chris Rostron, the Head of RL Cares, said: “On behalf of the many people the charity helps on a daily basis, I would like to thank the Risman Foundation for this generous donation which will help us continue to make a positive difference to Rugby League communities.

“Bev was an influentual figure behind the establishment of Rugby League Cares and it was his vision and passion that led to the charity becoming so important to the lives of so many people.

“The Risman name runs through our DNA in lots of ways, not least through the Rugby League Hall of Fame whose inductees include Bev’s father, the late, great Gus Risman, and this donation cements our relationship.

“We are hugely appreciative of the continued support of Bev and his family.”