ORGANISERS of Sunday's fundraising dinner and auction in aid of seriously injured rugby league players Matt King and Danny Scott have expressed their delight after the event attracted a full house to the George Hotel.
The special event was arranged by 1895 International in conjunction with London Broncos and Huddersfield Giants to support the trust funds that have been set up on behalf of the two players, who have been left paralysed.
Scott was injured playing for Moldgreen in a Pennine League clash, while King suffered injury playing for the Broncos in an Academy game at Halifax.
The major George event attracted a guest list including Giants chairman Ken Davy, Broncos chief executive Nick Cartwright, Giants Australian star Julian Bailey and Sky TV sports presenter Angela Powers.
Among an array of quality items up for auction were signed playing shirts from Warrington Wolves, Widnes Vikings, and York City Knights, an Irish Wolfhounds Victory Cup shirt and two specially produced shirts provided by the Broncos and the Giants.
In addition, several amateur clubs also provided goods to be auctioned, including the Peterlee Pumas, New Earswick All Blacks and Wolverhampton Wizards.
The spokesman of 1895 International, Tony Kenny said: "The response we've received has been nothing short of staggering.
"To be able to stage a sell-out event and attract the support of clubs across the rugby league family is a great testament to the spirit within our game.
"This spirit was typified by West Craven Warriors, who wrote to inform us that they did not produce any replica shirts, so instead enclosed a very generous donation to the fund.
"It was an honour to be able to welcome members of Danny and Matt's families into the George and heartwarming to witness so many people rallying behind what is a most worthy of causes."