Cornwall RLFC


From Wrexham to Penryn for MND

May 30, 2023

Mark Jones with Cornwall’s Decarlo Trerise – Cornwall Sports Media

North Wales Crusaders fan Mark Jones has raised over £2,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association after cycling from his home in Wrexham to the Mem on Sunday.

It’s the latest in a series of fundraising challenges that Maj, as he is affectionally know to Crusaders fans, has undertaken in recent months.

Inspired by the efforts of Kevin Sinfield, who has raised millions of pounds for MNDA, Maj set off from Wrexham last Tuesday and over the course of the next five days, rode a total of 583km.

He arrived at the Mem on Sunday and was pictured with Cornwall player Dec Trerise at half-time.

Motor Neurone Disease is currently life ending as has no cure. It is currently being battled by former Leeds Rhinos star Rob Burrow. In rugby union, legendary Scotland and British Lions forward Doddie Weir lost his battle with MND just before Christmas last year.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their help, kindness and support given to me during my rides to rugby league grounds as part of my #cru4mnda fundraising rides,” Jones said.

“I’ve cycled to Thatto Heath, Rochdale Hornets, Midlands Hurricanes and Cornwall RLFC to raise money for MNDA.

“Everyone of you has helped me in some way, or supported me when I’ve arrived, or helped with my social media, which has help raise my profile and thus money for the charity.

“Thanks to all the Rugby League clubs for their support but particular thanks to my daughter Bethan who made all my social media videos,: they were fantastic.

“I’ve received fantastic support and the warmest of welcomes at the campsites we used during our trip to Cornwall, which was very much appreciated.

“Last but certainly not least thanks to Paula (Jones’ wife) for being my back-up crew, driving our motorhome to Cornwall and back, feeding me and putting up with my smelly cycling kit!”

You can donate to Maj’s just giving page by Clicking Here