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Rugby League community rallies to support unsung hero

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THE Rugby League community in Warrington and beyond is rallying to support unsung hero Carl Howard who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting brain tumour.

Carl, who has been heavily involved in amateur Rugby League for more than 25 years, has been having treatment on a brain tumour over the past few months. He and his family have recently received the devastating news the treatment has not worked and he only has a short time to live.
Family friend Nick Settle has set up a fundraising page to help support him, his loving wife Ann, and two children James and Laura, through this awful period.
Already more than £2,000 has been raised.
Nick said: “Your donation will contribute to making Carl more comfortable at home, funeral costs, and financial support for Ann in the future.
“Carl and Ann are unsung heroes who have devoted their lives to supporting hundreds of people in Warrington to get involved in amateur Rugby League at both Rylands ARLFC and Westbrook Tigers. “For over 25 years Carl carried out all the administration duties for teams such as organising fixtures and training sessions – he would even transport players to games in his people carrier. “Ann would make delicious, home-cooked post-match food for the teams and would wash all the kits ready to be used the following week. Carl and Ann are both truly special people and a donation large or small would be greatly appreciated in their hour of need.”
Two Bennie Westwood framed Shirts were also donated to an Auction in support of Carl and his family which raised over £1,500.
Another online auction has now started for a 2008 England Rugby League framed photo donated by Nick when he worked at the Rugby league. To bid CLICK HERE

Rugby League legend Barrie McDermott also sent a message of support to Carl and his family.

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