Wildcats Dolls sponsor inspirational rugby league fan

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THE Wakefield Wildcats Dolls have donated £300 to help an inspirational rugby league fan on his quest to raise £5,000 for the RFL Benevolent Fund.

Carl Dacres was left paralysed from a spinal injury during a game of rugby league but embarked on an amazing recovery to run this year’s London Marathon and raise the money for the fund.

Mr Dacres suffered the injury in March 2009 but succeeded in his against-the-odds mission to walk his wife down the aisle on their wedding day.

And as a guest speaker at the RFL President’s Ball in January, he pledged to run the London Marathon in aid of the fund and completed the challenge in a superb time of 6 hours and 40 minutes.

The Wildcats Dolls have donated £300 from their earnings from their ‘Welcome To The Dolls House’ show to help towards Mr Dacres reaching his target.

Sarah Elston said: “It’s great that the girls have been able to give something back to the RFL Benevolent Fund. The events that the Dolls are invited to be a part of – in particular the Steve Prescott events – have given the groups some fantastic performance opportunities and we thank them for continuing to involve us.

“We heard Carl Dacres speak at the RFL Presidents ball and we really couldn’t think of a more worthy cause to donate to.”

Mr Dacres is on course to reach his target but anyone wanting to sponsor him can do by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/carldacres.

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