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Commemorative game at ground where Danny Jones suffered heart attack

Danny Jones died after having a heart attack on the pitch

London Skolars are to donate proceeds from their game against Keighley Cougars today to the Danny Jones defibrillator fund.

Jones was a Keighley Cougars and Wales international half-back who collapsed and died from an undiagnosed heart condition while playing at the Skolars last May.

Following his tragic death, his widow Lizzie Jones successfully campaigned for cardiac screening to become mandatory at every Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 club, as it already is in the First Utility Super League.

Lizzie was left a widower with their baby twins Credit: PA

Earlier this year Lizzie joined forces with the RFL Benevolent Fund to raise money to create a fund that will provide assistance to hundreds of community clubs and junior teams across the country to purchase a defibrillator.

The Skolars will donate a percentage of their gate receipts from their match against Cougars this afternoon to the fund.

I’m so grateful for the tremendous support for me and the Danny Jones Defib fund from the London Skolars. Once again my wonderful rugby league family have shone through. Please support the game against Keighley cougars as some of the proceeds will go into saving lives through Danny’s Charity. Thank you for all your ongoing love and support.

– Lizzie Jones