Support Sean Cox

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Raised by 7,509 people in 9 months
Created October 4, 2018
Support Sean Cox
As you are aware, our colleague and friend Sean Cox sustained serious and life altering injuries earlier this year while attending a football game in Liverpool.

The level of solidarity from so many from our community and beyond for Sean, Martina, Jack, Shauna and Emma since this tragic incident has been overwhelming and is deeply appreciated by Sean’s family.  

Over the past number of months Sean has been taking small but important steps on a road to recovery. His journey will be a long and difficult one and the focus will continue on ensuring the best possible care to maximise the potential in Sean’s recovery.  

Sean has recently commenced a program of rehabilitation in Dun Laoghaire and following this will continue to require ongoing and intensive long term care and support.  

The reality is that the provision of this long term care and support for Sean will necessitate significant funding over many years.

Sean, through his involvement in our community and beyond, has worked tirelessly to contribute to and enhance our community. We are determined to support Sean in every way we can so we are pleased to confirm the launch of a fund raising campaign in support of Sean's recovery – ‘Support Sean’

The Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust is in place to collect and administer funds raised for Sean’s plight.  The Trust will be responsible for distributing monies to meet the costs of Sean’s ongoing and future care and rehabilitation, and costs borne by his family related to his rehabilitation.  In the event of Sean’s death the proceeds of the Trust will be transferred to his Estate. 

The Trustees are Stephen Felle, David Gantly, Kevin McKeon and Paul Noonan. 

Queries relating to the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Trust can be sent to with a subject line of “FAO: Trustees”.
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Liverpool FC Legends Charity Match raises €748,000 for Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust

June 21, 2019 - Liverpool FC has today announced that it has raised €748,000 for the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust following the special charity game held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin earlier this year.

The match saw LFC Legends and a Republic of Ireland XI come together in aid of the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust to raise vital funds for his ongoing care. Nearly 27,000 fans turned out to support Seán and watch the Reds come from behind to beat a Republic of Ireland XI 2-1.

LFC’s CEO Peter Moore, Director of the LFC Foundation, Matt Parish and Joe Blott, Chair of the Spirit of Shankly, presented a special cheque to Seán’s wife Martina Cox and Stephen Felle, Chairman of the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

The club, its fans and communities in England and Ireland continue to come together in support of Seán and his family.

Back in October 2018, during the Reds’ Premier League fixture against Cardiff City, the club and fans showed their support for the appeal with volunteers from LFC and Spirit of Shankly staging a bucket collection at Anfield which was match-funded by LFC Foundation, the club’s official charity, taking the total from this earlier appeal to £59k. The club and first-team players have also supported the appeal privately.

Peter Moore, Chief Executive, Liverpool Football Club said: “What happened to Seán was such a terrible tragedy – no football fan should go to a game and suffer what he and his family have endured. We have all been touched by what happened and whilst football is still a tribal game, we must come together to try and help in any way we can regardless of club colours.

“The support we have seen from football fans all over the world has shown that this game is special when everyone is united. It was incredible to see so many supporters come together and help support Seán.

“I would like to thank our fans for their unwavering loyalty in supporting this game, and also the FAI and its partners for their generous support in helping us deliver such a magnificent event.”

Seán Cox’s wife Martina added: “Today is my first ever visit to Anfield and, while it is tinged with some sadness given Seán cannot be with me, we are humbled by the warmth and generosity that has been shown by Liverpool Football Club, its supporters and the people of this city in taking Seán into their hearts.

“While the doctors are pleased with his progress, it is slow and Seán himself is frustrated at not being able to properly speak or express himself or do the things he took for granted before the attack. Seán begins the next stage in his rehabilitation later this summer when he will travel from Dublin to a specialist neurological centre in Yorkshire. As a family we hope and pray that we get more of the old Seán back in the years ahead.”

The club looks forward to welcoming Seán and his family back to Anfield in the future.

You can still donate to the Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust by visiting
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Thank you to Emmet Kavanagh and his colleagues at Irish Liverpool Reds. Their efforts have raised over €83k, for which we are extremely grateful. Well done lads and lasses.
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Created October 4, 2018
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