The Sale FC Dogs will be supporting Scunthorpe RUFC and the Walker family this Saturday- 23rd November- by holding a bucket collection ahead of our Richmond fixture. Following the death of local rugby player, James Walker. We would like to encourage all our FC fans to donate generously as part of the rugby community. Lets share our SaleFamily love this weekend in remembrance of a cherished advocate of the sport.
Colin Chapman from Scunthorpe RUFC provides further details
Tragically, the night of Friday 1st November 2019, Scunthorpe player James Walker took his own life. With the team set to play Chester away in National 2, and the Rugby World Cup Final set the following morning, this was news they would never expect- “from hearing the news, the whole club felt numb”.
There was a real determination from his teammates to make sure his name remains in a positive light, raising awareness and as much funds as possible to support those struggling with the same issues James faced. A noble act of community. This is when his team mates and club decided to team up with local charity “One for the Lads”, set up to combat and help men struggling with mental health issues. Scunthorpe players commit to Movember, growing out their “Mo’s” to raise funds individually, whilst as a club, numerous events throughout the season will fundraise and promote mental health as well as the £50,000 target.
In support, a number of our Sale FC players will feature beautiful looking “Mo’s” this Movember to also individually raise funds for the cause. As a club we hope we can contribute generously, with donation buckets doing their rounds in these upcoming fixtures:
Players not featured in the Matchday squad will be doing rounds on the weekend to collect donations.
SAT 23rd Nov vs. Richmond K.O. 2pm Heywood Rd. SAT 7th Dec vs. RAMS K.O. 2pm Heywood Rd. SAT 21st Dec vs. Rotherham K.O 2pm Heywood Rd.
Currently…over £7000 has been raised within the first week! The JustGiving page will be ongoing until the club hits their target of £50,000 to help people like Jimmy get the support they need!
Please Donate here