A DYING man is hoping a charity event in his honour will raise cash for a paralysed rugby player.

An entertainment night is to be held for terminal cancer sufferer Trevor Welburn.

And Mr Welburn, 62, chairman of Moldgreen Amateur Rugby League Club, said he would like to raise money for a good cause.

The event will bring in cash for Moldgreen player Danny Scott, 22, who was left para- lysed from the neck down in a game in January after he suffered severe spinal injuries.

Danny, of Lindley, is still in hospital and doctors are unsure how well he will recover.

Mr Welburn said: "It started off as an idea to have a benefit for me. But I didn't want that.

"Danny's accident spurred the charity idea along. There is nothing worse than seeing a young man struck down in his prime."

The entertainment night will be next Friday at Huddersfield University's St Paul's Hall.

Mr Welburn was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last summer. At the time, he was a maintenance worker with the university's Combined Services Group.

Now, he spends his time at home with wife Valerie.

Mr Welburn's colleagues at CSG wanted to honour him with a special event.

When he said he would rather raise money for a good cause rather than have a benefit event for him, his colleagues decided to hold the event in aid of Danny.

Mr Welburn grew up in New Mill and has always had strong links with rugby league.

He played for St Joseph's and Moldgreen and was instrumental in trans- forming the Moldgreen club from a junior club to an open age club about 27 years ago. He has remained involved in its management.

He also coached junior players.

Mr Welburn's CSG colleague Tony Hudson, who is co-ordinating the event, said: "I knew he would be more than happy. It is typical of the man to want to help others in his own time of need.

"It will be a great night and it's no less than he deserves."

The event will be on a rugby theme and will feature club acts and guest speakers Billy Thompson, a famous rugby league referee, and Maurice Oldroyd, chairman of the British Amateur Rugby League Association.

Hepworth Brass Band has also been booked.

Mr Welburn said: "I really appreciate what has been done and I thank everyone who is coming."