Over €1 million in donations have now been given to help support the recovery of Sean Cox. The Liverpool fan was viciously attacked near Anfield before a Champions League semi-final against Roma last April. Cox suffered life-changing injuries after the assault by the ‘Ultras’ of Roma, and remains in a very serious condition. The ‘Support Sean’ project which is behind the GoFundMe page, which aims to help with the financial burden of his recovery.
Cox is from Dublin and there has been a number of significant fundraising efforts on both sides of the Irish Sea. This included a €90,311 donation in December from the Gaelic Association of Ireland who gave the proceeds of the Dublin v Meath clash to the fund.
While Jamie Carragher participated in a fundraiser earlier this month that raised €12,520. The Liverpool legend on SkySports pundit then generously double the overall donation to over €25,040. “It was a great night, but the important thing is we are doing all we can to help Sean Cox and his family,” Carragher said at the event.
The ultimate goal of the GoFundMe page for Sean Cox is to reach €2 million. One major upcoming event will be the ‘Liverpool Legends’ versus ‘Republic of Ireland XI’ which takes place in Dublin’s Aviva stadium on the 12th of April.