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Salford Capt Lee Mossop's testimonial support for Kidscan

Salford Red Devil’s Lee Mossop chooses Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research as testimonial charity

The captain of Rugby League club Salford Red Devils, Lee Mossop, has chosen childhood cancer charity – Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research as one of the charities to benefit from his testimonial year.“In rugby league they grant testimonials to players who have given 10 years’ service to the game. I’ve been lucky, I played in some unbelievable teams, have won trophies. But without a shadow of a doubt, it sounds a bit cheesy but this is my biggest achievement in my career – to get this far and to bounce back from so many long-term injuries. I’m very proud of that.” (2:32)

Lee explained why he chose Kidscan:

“It was something I was really looking forward to, being able to give back a bit. I was doing loads of research looking into charities and by complete luck, a friend of mine put me in touch with Kidscan. When I saw what it was about, I just jumped at it.

Cancer is a horrible, horrible disease and when I learned about the treatments that kids have to get when they get the disease and how much more it affects them – I just said yes. The fact that I’ve got three beautiful children and I can’t imagine them ever getting ill – makes this a charity that’s quite close to my heart and that I’d love to support. (16:57)

TEAM PLAYER:

We are delighted to have Lee supporting Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research during his testimonial year. When Lee learnt more about our vital research, he was shocked to hear some of the life-long late-effects that children who survive cancer can suffer. And with us being a local charity to the club, he was keen to get involved.

With the help of Lee we hope to raise awareness of childhood cancer and the need for safer treatments.

Alison England, Community Fundraising Manager

TESTIMONIAL PLANS:

During the next year leading up to his testimonial match in March 2022, Lee and his supporters will be celebrating his rugby playing achievements at various fundraising events including a charity golf day, dinners and a fans day:

“I’ll have my testimonial game, where we get to have a proper hit out. Because it’s my game we get to play in a shirt I designed. It’s got quirky bits for me; my kids’ initials on the back, the Cumbrian flag on the sleeve and that’s also for sale. So, the proceeds from all of this will go towards the three charities in my testimonial fund.”

Lee Mossop’s testimonial shirt is available here:

About Lee Mossop:

Lee, 32, moved to Wigan in 2008 when he left school to start his professional rugby league career playing for Wigan Warriors. He spent time on loan from Wigan to the Barrow Raiders and Workington Town plus Huddersfield Giants before rejoining Wigan. Whilst there he was also called up for international duty for the England Knights and England’s RL first team. Mossop moved to Australia to play for the Parramatta Eels based in Sydney, in the NRL before returning to the UK and joining Salford in 2016.

Read more about Lee’s testimonial charity support here: 

 

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