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Gloucester Rugby is crowdfunding

raised of £444,000 target by 7065 supporters

Weʼre raising £444,000 to show our support for Ed Slater and his family.

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Gloucester Rugby have set up this page to show our support for Ed Slater and his family following his diagnosis with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Following six months of testing, Ed’s diagnosis was confirmed last week and as a result, with the support of his family, friends and Gloucester Rugby, he has made the difficult decision to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.

Everyone at Gloucester Rugby - players, management and staff - are entirely committed to supporting Ed, his wife Jo and his three children in whatever way required. We know the same will be true of Gloucester and Leicester fans, and the wider rugby community.

While Ed, his family and the Club take time to determine next steps, Gloucester Rugby have opened this JustGiving page. The direction of these funds will be determined in due course, whether it be supporting Ed and his family directly and/or a selected MND charity.

Neither the club nor the Slater family will be making any further comment at this time and kindly request that those wishes be respected.

For more information on MND please visit

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  • Gloucester Rugby8 months ago
    Gloucester Rugby

    Gloucester Rugby

    8 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you so much for your amazing support. We had added a new milestone today, as Ed launches his first event, a 350+ mile cycle ride with friends & family. With that, we have added our next target to this page, £444,000, inspired by Ed's rugby shirt number. Read more about the ride here:

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 23/03/2023 11.49



  • Liam Cullen

    Liam Cullen

    Mar 23, 2023


  • Paul Kitchener

    Paul Kitchener

    Mar 21, 2023

    Great effort with the 12 Hour Challenge- well done son😊Tremendous cause on behalf of a fine player and teammate


  • Lucy Worrall

    Lucy Worrall

    Mar 20, 2023


  • Lesley S

    Lesley S

    Mar 19, 2023

    Best wishes

  • Anonymous


    Mar 19, 2023


  • Gwen Harkess

    Gwen Harkess

    Mar 19, 2023

    Wonderful to see the rugby community supporting Ed in this way which will also do so much to raise awareness for this condition. Well done!


  • Best wishes

    Best wishes

    Mar 18, 2023


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