Charity night for David Singer raises £1,000

David Singer meets Fax rugby star Sam Barlow at the charity event at the Fleece Inn, Elland
David Singer meets Fax rugby star Sam Barlow at the charity event at the Fleece Inn, Elland

A PUB night raised more than £1,000 for a man injured after a Halifax rugby match last year.

David Singer, 33, was left in a wheelchair after suffering life-threatening brain injuries after being assaulted outside the Halliwell Jones Stadium following Fax Championship Grand Final win over Featherstone Rovers in September 2010.

Natalie Spencer, who worked with David at the ambulance service, arranged the special fund-raiser at the Fleece Inn, Elland, to raise cash towards a new electric wheelchair for him.

The event was well attended by several rugby players, including Fax star Sam Barlow and officials from Featherstone Rovers, Mark Overton and Darryl Powell.

Emma Clarke, landlady at the Fleece, said: “It was a very well attended night and we’re delighted David was able to make it.

“We’d like to thank everyone who came from both the rugby clubs and helped to raise vital money for David.”