The Rugby League Family has again dug deep to help out after the recent Cumbrian floods.
Signed shirts and other Rugby League items are winging their way to Cumbria to be auctioned in aid of the Cumbria Community Foundation, a registered charity raising funds for the victims of the floods across the county.
Cumbrian Newspapers deputy sports editor Tony Harrison, who has instigated the Rugby League effort, has been overwhelmed by the generosity of clubs, and already all of the Super League outfits have pledged items to auction.
“The response has been magnificent, not only from the clubs outside the area, but from the professional Cumbrian clubs too,” said Tony.
“The team of 2015, Leeds Rhinos, have pledged a ‘Family Day With The Rhinos’, while Whitehaven and Barrow Raiders have offered signed shirts – Workington Town have pledged a hospitality package for four at one of the home Championship games next season.
“Not one club has turned me down and this just proves the strength of the Rugby League Family,” he added.
“And Cumbrian players have also chipped in, with Hull KR’s Shaun Lunt and Leigh’s Gregg McNally all helping with items. Former Town player Jamie Thackray is sending a shirt from London Broncos.
“It’s great to see clubs from the three tiers had little hesitation in pledging items. Every penny will help.”
The items are being auctioned on eBay as soon as they arrive – signed shirts from Doncaster, Whitehaven, Dewsbury and Huddersfield Giants were the first to be listed, as well as briefs kindly donated by myoddballs.com
The items can be seen here.