The Steve Prescott Foundation is to donate a further £10,000 to the Rugby League Benevolent fund for the care and rehabilitation of former Saint, Mose Masoe.
The former St.Helens forward will not play again after suffering a serious spinal injury ahead of the new season with Hull KR.
The SPF will add this donation to the £40,000 presented to the Benevolent Fund the night before the injury to Masoe, whose goal is now to walk again.
The 30-year-old’s wife Carissa has said she “can’t begin to express my love and gratitude to everyone” who has supported him.
The General Manager of the Rugby League Benevolent Fund Steve Ball has praised the SPF for the move.
“The SPF since it’s inception has been the major sponsor of the Benevolent Fund” said Ball.
“This is yet another magnificent gesture from an organisation that truly understands rugby league values within the family of rugby league.”
Mike Denning is the Chairman of the SPF, who recently announced its 2020 calendar of fundraising events.
“The injury to Mose could happen to anyone who takes to the rugby pitch,” he said.
“Mose is a well-loved rugby league player and has been a fans favourite at every club he has played for. The SPF continue to support the Benevolent Fund on its purpose to provide relief for players who suffer serious injury, resulting in life changing circumstances whilst playing the greatest game. We are sure the amazing people who support and raise funds for the SPF would want us to give extra support Mose and his family during this testing time.”
The Steve Prescott Foundation will make collections for Mose Masoe at the GPW Recruitment St Helens 10k Run in March.
Runners will he encouraged to “bring a £1 for Mose.”
There will also be a bucket collection at St Helens’ game with Hull KR on March 26th.
The Steve Prescott Foundation has donated over £621,000 to the Benevolent Fund and will continue to do so in 2020 with a cycle ride from The Eiffel Tower to Blackpool Tower, Yorkshire Three Peaks and Machu Picchu Rainbow Mountains trek in October.
To express an interest in SPF events please email [email protected].
Your efforts will directly support the Benevolent Fund, to provide help and assistance to the 20 current beneficiaries, including gentle giant Mose Masoe.
The SPF also provides the same support each year to The Christie, Europe’s largest cancer hospital.