Rugby League fans across the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are being urged to buy ‘virtual tickets’ for games across the first weekend in April as the sport comes together in a huge fund-raising effort to support Mose Masoe.
It comes as new charity, The Mose Masoe Foundation, is being launched to raise funds to help relieve the financial and mental hardship of players who suffer spinal injuries affecting their welfare and quality of life.
The 31-year-old former Samoan international, who suffered a career-ending and life-changing spinal injury last January when playing for Hull Kingston Rovers, will be the first beneficiary of the new charity to carry his name.
It is hoped the initial fundraising campaign will raise enough money to be able to help Masoe, his wife Carissa and their three young children, daughters Evie-Rose and Marlowe and baby son Lui, whilst they are living in the UK and when they return home to Australia.
The ‘Virtual Ticket’ is the first money-raising effort of the newly created Foundation, with those supporting Masoe hopeful the togetherness of Rugby League, as a sport, will help raise a huge initial amount over the weekend of April 1-3.
Fans can choose to support the Foundation, and the 6ft 6in prop forward, by donating either £5, £10, £15, or £20 to the cause.
To donate Text 70085 and text;
5MOSE to donate £5
10MOSE to donate £10
15MOSE to donate £15
20MOSE to donate £20
Texts cost amount donated plus one standard rate message
Monies received are being administered by the Hull Kingston Rovers Community Trust (registered charity number 1123345) and being held in a client account administered by 360, Chartered Accountants.
Funds will be held and released to the Mose Masoe Foundation upon the charity application being processed.
Funds raised are to support Mose Masoe, a beneficiary of the Mose Masoe Foundation.
Any excess donations will be used to support other beneficiaries of the charity.
The virtual tickets will be a donation only, as a gesture of solidarity within the Rugby League community, meaning a Sky Sports subscription is still required to watch the games as normal.