New Website Boosts David Azhar Appeal

A new website to help raise awareness of the David Azhar Appeal has recently been launched. The website aims to raise much needed funds for David, who sustained a serious neck injury following a rugby accident in 2001.A new website to help raise awareness of the David Azhar Appeal has recently been launched. The website aims to raise much needed funds for David, who sustained a serious neck injury following a rugby accident in 2001.

The website, www.davidazhar.com provides visitors with information on ways to help with the appeal, up and coming events as well as a members’ area.

Money raised from the appeal provides support to sustain David’s future and purchase essential equipment that will maintain his health.

David said: “All money raised is used solely for my benefit, with no money spent on admin costs.”

Gordon Bulloch, former Scotland hooker who is a patron of the appeal, said: “When this sort of accident happens it really brings it home to you that it could easily have been you. Like myself, David played in a front row position and I felt this was a great cause I had to get involved with.”

A similar appeal is the Matt Hampson Trust Fund. Matt, known to friends as Hambo, was involved in an accident during the England U21’s training session prior to their game against their Scottish counterparts in 2005, which left him paralysed from the neck down and unable to breath unaided.

Matt’s website www.matthampson.co.uk allows visitors to donate to the Matt Hampson Trust Fund and also to Spinal Research