Liverpool FC raises € 784,000 to Séan Cox with Legends charity game in Dublin



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Liverpool FC announced today that it has collected € 748,000 for the Séan Cox Rehab Trust after the special charity game held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.

The game featured LFC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI joining forces with the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Fund to raise funds vital to their continued care.

Nearly 27,000 fans came to support Seán and watch the Reds come from behind and beat Republic of Ireland XI 2-1.

LFC CEO Peter Moore, director of the LFC Foundation, Matt Parish and Joe Blott, president of Spirit of Shankly, presented a check to Sean's wife Martina Cox and Stephen Felle, president of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

The club, its supporters and communities in England and Ireland continue to unite in support of Seán and his family.

Liverpool's John Aldridge (center) celebrates with Patrik Berger (left) and Steve McManaman after scoring a penalty in the first goal during the Sean Cox Fundraising match at The Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Pictures by Brian Lawless / PA Wire / PA)

In October 2018, during the Reds' match against Cardiff City, the club and fans expressed their support for the appeal with LFC and Spirit of Shankly volunteers who organized an Anfield bucket collection funded by the LFC Foundation, an official charity bringing the total of this previous appeal to £ 59k.

The club and the players of the first team also supported the particular appeal.

Peter Moore, executive director of Liverpool Football Club, said: "What happened to Seán was such a terrible tragedy – no football fan should go to a game and suffer what he and his family suffered.

"We've all been touched by what happened, and while football is still a tribal game, we must come together to try to help in any way we can, regardless of the colors of the clubs.

"The support we have seen from football fans around the world has shown that this game is special when everyone is united.

"It was amazing to see so many supporters coming together and helping support Seán.

"I would like to thank our fans for their unwavering loyalty in supporting this game, and also the Irish Football Association and its partners for their generous support in helping us deliver such a magnificent event."

Seán Cox's wife, Martina, added: "Today is my first visit to Anfield and although I feel sad because Seán can not be with me, we are humbled by the warmth and generosity shown by Liverpool Football Club, its supporters and the people of this city ​​in taking Seán in their hearts.

"While doctors are pleased with their progress, it is slow and Seán himself is frustrated not being able to speak or express himself adequately or doing the things he has taken for granted prior to the attack.

"Seán begins the next stage of his rehabilitation later this summer, when he will travel from Dublin to a center specializing in neurology in Yorkshire.

"As a family, we hope and pray that we will recover more from old Seán in the next few years."

The club hopes to welcome Sean and his family back to Anfield in the future.


You can still donate to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust by visiting On here.

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