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Mansfield Club Sponsor Rides for Charity

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014 07:40pm
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Club Sponsor Malcolm Hall of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies joins Nottingham Rugby Club's David Jackson in a Leeds to Nottingham charity ride.

On Sunday 30th March Mansfield Rugby Club sponsor and local businessman Malc Hall has given his full backing to Nottingham Rugby legend David Jackson who is set to ride an incredible 80 miles in just one day with a group including the Hall-Fast owner, in order to raise money for Headway - the brain injury association; whilst also raising awareness of the dangers of concussion in sport.

The former rugby union professional, Nottingham’s most-capped player and the club’s top try scorer of all time, was recently forced to quit the game due to the damage caused to his brain as a result of repeated head injuries sustained during his career. 
“I was already in training for a coast to coast fundraising ride in April which is in aid of the Fountaindale SEN School, so when I found out about the challenge I was keen to also get involved with this’’ said Mr Hall. ’’The work that Headway undertake to improve lives after brain injury is essential to many people and I am keen to do more to help them and David in the future’’
Luke Griggs – speaking on behalf of Headway said ‘’We are delighted that David and his team are supporting Headway in this manner,” “Cycling 80 miles in one day is a very daunting prospect – particularly as they will be setting off from Leeds at 5.30am when it’s still cold and dark.
“I’m sure he will get a rousing reception when he arrives at Meadow Lane stadium at the end of his ride and we will look forward to being among those to welcome him home’’.
“We are also hugely grateful to David for speaking so openly about how repeated head injuries have caused lasting damage that is affecting his life. It is hugely important that people realise the importance of treating concussion appropriately and David’s work will help us to change attitudes towards concussion in sport.” 
The guys have been assisted by GK Ford Mansfield who have agreed to provide two vehicles to Hall-Fast for their Coast to Coast charity bike ride.
To donate to Jacko’s fund: please visit www.justgiving.com/nottinghamrugby

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