The captain of RL club Salford Red Devils has chosen a West Cumbrian charity to benefit from his testimonial year.
Lee Mossop, 32, whose home town is Whitehaven, has chosen Hospice at Home West Cumbria as one of his charities for his 2021 testimonial year.
Lee, 32, moved to Wigan in 2008 to start his professional rugby league career playing for Wigan Warriors.
He regularly returns to Whitehaven to visit family who still live in the area.
Lee said: “I feel extremely proud and fortunate to have been granted this testimonial from the RFL.
“I have chosen two charities which are close to my heart to support: Hospice at Home West Cumbria, a
charity serving the communities where I grew up, and Two Brews based in the Manchester and Salford
area, where I currently play professionally.”
Each season, players are chosen for a testimonial year in recognition of outstanding service to their club and the game.
This is celebrated through a programme of fundraising events to raise money for charities chosen by the players.
Both charities will benefit from funds raised throughout the year from several events including what is
hoped to be a gripping game to delight the fans.
Lee has designed his own shirt for his testimonial which includes the Cumbrian flag.