Fundraising for local rugby player requiring prosthetic

5 Jul 2017

Birkenhead Park Rugby Club is fundraising for recovering team player, Billy Woof, after he suffered an injury during a game which tragically resulted in his lower leg being amputated.  

Billy Woof, aged 24 from West Kirby, a university student and a keen rugby player, suffered a knee dislocation in the last few minutes of the team’s playoff victory against Penrith RFC on 29 April 2017. Tragically, following complications, Billy’s leg had to be amputated at his knee less than two weeks later.

Members of the club are now fundraising to raise money to go towards a sport prosthetic for Billy and any further equipment and support he needs to help with his rehabilitation. So far over £5,000 has been raised towards the £25,000 target, with local employer MyCSP, who the Club Captain’s partner, Emma Taylor, works for, donating £500 towards the fundraising efforts from its Community Fund.

Emma Taylor, MyCSP employee partner said; “The whole team at Birkenhead Rugby Club has rallied together to help Billy, who is currently recovering well in hospital and despite these tragic circumstances is in good spirits having already started his rehab. We are all extremely grateful for the fundraising efforts and the generous donation from MyCSP.”

David Boardman, communications director, MyCSP said; “We wish Billy all the very best with his recovery following these tragic events and are very happy to support the fundraising efforts with this donation. We are committed to supporting employees, through the community fund, with the causes closest to them.”

The link to the Just Giving fundraising page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/billy-woof

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