Stars of rugby to rally round for victim David

David Singer at his home in White Windows, Sowerby.
David Singer at his home in White Windows, Sowerby.

Rugby stars will gather for a fund- raising dinner in aid of a Halifax RL fan.

David Singer was savagely attacked after Fax beat Featherstone Rovers in the 2010 Championship Grand Final.

The assault resulted in him being placed in an induced coma for an emergency operation to remove part of his skull.

Since then he has been attempting to learn how to walk again at White Windows nursing home in Sowerby Bridge.

Now a charity dinner will be held for the David Singer Trust at Headingley Stadium on Thursday June 7 to raise £10,000 for a specially adapted car so he can drive again.

Already confirmed to attend are Malcolm Reilly, Garry Schofield, Daryl Powell and Karl Harrison, as well as England coach Steve McNamara and England legend Adrian Morley.

It will be hosted by comedian and Halifax RLFC matchday host Pete Emmett.

Daryl Powell, the head coach of Featherstone Rovers, said: “I am delighted we have been able to support a function in aid of Dave Singer.

“I hope the rugby league family will come out in force for a top rugby fan.

“I met Dave and his family recently and they are wonderful people. This function is a great way to support Dave in the future.”

Former Halifax player and coach Karl Harrison said: “I am sure this event can be a huge success and help support Dave.

“I was touched by his determination to move forward with his life when I met him at the care home recently.

“It’s fantastic how many of the game’s legends have pledged their support and it shows the rugby league community are behind Dave’s plight.”

A table for 10 will cost £500 for the night and there will also be a raffle and an auction.

For more information email david_dinner@hotmail.com or call Martin Overton on 07824814079.