From January to April of next year, Catteralls Solicitors of Wakefield will raise valuable funds to help send several players from Wakefield Trinity’s Physical Disability team to Australia in mid-2019.
An ‘NRL Experience’ with Gold Coast Titans will provide the players with an opportunity of a lifetime.
Among those players is a young man named Connor Lynes. At 14, he suffered a massive stroke and was told he’d never play Rugby League again.
Now 17, he has devoted the last three years to raising awareness of brain injuries and countless fundraising efforts to support likeminded charities which was recently recognised by a visit to Kensington Palace where he met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The emergence of Physical Disability Rugby League at the beginning of 2018 gave Connor the perfect reason to prove the Doctors wrong and he signed for Wakefield Trinity PDRL where he has provided the entertainment of long range tries and an incredible 60m chase that prevented a Rhinos PDRL player from scoring at Headingley Stadium.
In July, together with his Aunt and Carer, Sara, they will head to the Gold Coast where the Titans will play host for two weeks.
Their time in Australia will include an appearance for Titans PDRL as part of a curtain raiser to an NRL game as well as some down time to enjoy the delights of Queensland.
Catteralls Solicitors will partake in various activities to help reach the fundraising total including Yorkshire Warrior during April which will be the headline activity.
They are encouraging the people of Wakefield to participate and play their part in providing this amazing opportunity to those chosen.
A statement on behalf of Catteralls Charity Committee, “We are proud to have the opportunity to support Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, the opportunities that are available to those with and without physical disabilities; as a result of Craig and his teams selfless involvement, is a cause that we are excited to be a part of and raise vital funds for. As a firm believer in supporting local charities, Catteralls could not think of a better partnership to kick off our Charity Committee.
“Members of our Charity Committee are keen supporters of Wakefield Trinity and have witnessed first-hand the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL) team in action on previous match days. To see the drive and determination of the team was, and still is inspiring, so to be a part of supporting the team and its members in their journey to Queensland was something that we are very excited to be involved with.
“We are looking forward to the future and our partnership with Wakefield Trinity Community Trust”
Please contact Craig.Shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com for further info on how you can be involved as a player, sponsor or volunteer with Wakefield Trinity Community Trust.