Lizzie Jones, the wife of Danny, has requested that all monies raised for the family of Danny to be put into a special trust fund for their five-month-old twins, Phoebe and Bobby.
The family want to help protect Phoebe and Bobby’s future using Danny’s legacy.
Lizzie Jones said: “We are totally overwhelmed by ordinary people’s generosity in supporting us.
“These are the most difficult times and our family find great comfort from our wider Rugby League family.
“Danny loved playing Rugby League. Keighley Cougars have been fantastic and we are grateful for the Rugby League support which we have received from around the world. Thank you all very much.”
The funeral of Danny Jones will take place at St Mary’s Church, Gibbet Street, Halifax, HX1 5DH on Friday May 22 at 12 noon. The wake will follow at Brighouse Rangers ARLFC, Russell Way, Brighouse, Halifax, HD6 4LX.
This will be a celebration of Danny’s life. Lizzie added: “We want people to come in their rugby jerseys and wear bright colours to remember his wonderful fun personality.”
Danny died of a rare heart condition whilst playing for Keighley Cougars in their Championship 1 game at London Skolars on Sunday May 3.
The Just Giving account set up by the RFL Benevolent Fund on behalf of Danny’s family has already raised over £113,000.
To make a donation please visit www.justgiving.com/dannyjones29