Salford will host a testimonial dinner for former captain Lee Mossop at the AJ Bell Stadium to raise funds for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research.
The 32-year-old has chosen to support Kidscan as one of three charities that will benefit from funds raised as part of his testimonial year.
Kidscan is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. The dinner is not the only event being held throughout Mossop’s testimonial year as there are plans including a testimonial match with a one off personal kit design, a golf day plus the testimonial dinner at the end of August.
The evening will include guest speakers former England and RFL’s Adrian Morley, the former British, European & Commonwealth super welterweight champion Jamie Moore and Anthony Crolla, former WBA lightweight title holder.
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Kidscan’s scientific director Dr David Pye took the former England international round on a tour of the newly refurbished labaratories used by Kidscan funded researchers at Salford University and he got the opportunity to see some of the equipment used as they work on finding more effective and safer treatments for childhood cancer.
“It was a very enjoyable tour round the Kidscan Labs with Salford Red Devils’ Lee Mossop, who clearly already had considerable knowledge of the need for charitable fundraising to support both treatment and research for childhood cancer.
“Lee discussed many timely issues with us as we looked around some of the newly refurbished research laboratories at the University of Salford. It is great to have such passionate and enthusiastic supporters of Kidscan like Lee to show around our facilities.”
A Kidscan spokesperson said: “We receive no statutory funding, but with the contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses we fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.”