The Ciaran Pryce Appeal

Ciaran, who is 15 years old, was playing for his school – Cathkin High School – on 6 October 2007 when he suffered a serious neck injury, which has left him as a tetraplegic (paralysed from the neck down with some use of his upper limbs). Ciaran was taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, which houses The National Spinal Injuries Unit, where he is receiving the very best possible care.Ciaran, who is 15 years old, was playing for his school – Cathkin High School – on 6 October 2007 when he suffered a serious neck injury, which has left him as a tetraplegic (paralysed from the neck down with some use of his upper limbs). Ciaran was taken to the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, which houses The National Spinal Injuries Unit, where he is receiving the very best possible care.

As many of you will know Ciaran also played rugby at Cambuslang Rugby Club and Jim Stevenson, president of Cambuslang Rugby Club, along with Cathkin High School and Scottish Opera (his parents play in the Orchestra and Ciaran has performed on stage with the Opera in the past) have established the Ciaran Pryce Appeal. The purpose of the Appeal is to raise funds through a series of events which will take place in the future and to seek donations from everyone who has indicated that they wish to contribute to Ciaran’s future well being.

All the funds raised by the Appeal will be donated to a Trust which has been established to cater for Ciaran’s long term needs.

An Appeal Committee has been established with Ivor Menzies, Secretary of Cambuslang Rugby Club as Chairman. Full details of the Committee and proposed events will be published on the Cambuslang Rugby Club website www.cambuslangrugby.co.uk.

Should you wish to contribute to the Appeal by organising an event or make a personal donation to the Appeal, please contact Ivor Menzies (details below).

Ciaran and his parents, David and Frances, have had tremendous support from their friends and the rugby community, including the SRU through the Murrayfield Centenary Fund, and the Hearts and Balls Charity.

We hope you can help to support Ciaran during his time in the Southern General and make a contribution, however small, to his future long term needs.

The Ciaran Pryce Appeal Committee
Ivor Menzies
3 Turnlaw Farm
Cambuslang
Glasgow G72 8YU
Email jig.menz@btopenworld.com
Tel No 0141 641 3066
Mob No 07745 611 877