We are delighted to announce that we have received a fantastic £10,000 donation to our toughest-ever fundraiser, le Tour de Rugby League Cares.
The donation has come from the Francis Arthur Brookes Charitable Trust, which has been a generous supporter of our work over the last few years.
In this short video, Mike Parker OBE and Liam Parker, the son and grandson of Francis Arthur Brookes Parker, outline why they have donated to the ride, and why they will continue to support the work of RL Cares.
le Tour de Rugby League Cares is a 500-mile cycle ride across the entire width of France, starting in Biarritz on Sunday June 11 and ending six days later on the Mediterranean beach at Canet-en-Roussillon near Perpignan.
The riders, who include RL legend Adrian Morley, ex-GB, Bradford and Salford centre Nathan McAvoy and former Super League referee Thierry Alibert, will cycle a daunting route which takes in the Col du Tourmalet mountain pass in the Pyrenees and visits a host of RL towns and cities, including Saint-Gaudens, Toulouse, Carcassonne and Perpignan.
If you would like to support our important work making a positive difference to the lives of people across RL communities, please consider making a donation to the ride’s Justgiving page