The electrical industry across Ireland has hosted a joint coffee morning to raise money for Seán Cox. The 53-year-old Director of Precision Cables was a victim of a vicious and unprovoked attack before a Liverpool game in April, 2018, which left him with life-changing injuries. While he has been making small but significant steps forward, his recovery is going to be a long and difficult one, requiring ongoing and intensive long-term care and support which will necessitate significant funding over many years.
The SupportSeán campaign has already gained widespread support, and the recent nationwide coffee morning is just one of a range of fundraising events. A spokesperson for Precision Cables said, “The response was overwhelming, showing comradeship, solidarity, team spirit, outstanding individual acts and empathy that make us so proud to be part of the electrical industry.”
Liverpool Football Club will host a special legends game at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Friday, April 12, in aid of the SupportSean campaign.
A squad of former Reds will line up against an Ireland XI team, with proceeds raised from the match donated to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust.
ND Electrical. Seán’s wife, Martina Cox, said, “Sean has been supporting Liverpool all of his life and to have this match in Dublin in his name will be a special day. It’s going to be a very long and slow process for Sean’s recovery, and I’d like to thank the overwhelming support Liverpool fans have shown.
“I’d also like to thank the club, players and those former players who will be playing in the match for their continued support. We are also working with LFC on a number of other initiatives that will help to support Sean’s care in the years ahead.”
Full details of the game, including the squads and ticket sales, along with the gala dinner, will be announced in due course.
To donate to the fund or for details of the latest events, visit www.supportsean.com