Sean Cox fundraising campaign hits €2m target
The fundraising target of €2 million has been reached by the Sean Cox fundraising campaign.
The target to help the Liverpool supporter recover from injuries sustained in an attack before the club’s Champions League tie with Roma at Anfield last year was hit at the weekend.
Almost 27,000 people attended a charity fundraising match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Friday
Sean, who works for Precision Cables on Mulholland Avenue in Dundalk, attended the game and received a warm response from the crowd when he appeared on the big screen.
Chairman of the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund, Stephen Felle, says while fundraising will continue – the focus now for the family is on the future.
“I do think the next phase is preparing for Sean coming out of the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire and using the money that has been collected to-date very carefully towards finding the care for Sean that the family are initially planning he will get in England and then building a long-term plan for bringing him home,” said Mr Felle.
A statement from Mr Cox’s wife Martina read: “The last 12 months have not been easy for us, but what has helped us get through this difficult journey has been the outpouring of support and genuine concern for Sean.
“For this we will always be thankful. We are filled with gratitude and feel truly blessed.
“A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in this special day, it will stay with us for a very long time.”