Crowdfunding appeal for Luke Orton


Crowdfunding appeal for Luke Orton

Many will have already heard about the dreadful accident suffered by Luke Orton at the South Island Sevens beach rugby tournament last Saturday, for Ryde Rhinos beach rugby team (Instagram).

Luke’s team mate and Wight Rhinos Skipper, Michael Cooper, has set up a crowdfunding page for Luke Orton:

Luke is also a player for Sandown and Shanklin RFC


On Saturday 22nd July Luke was playing in a beach rugby tournament and went in for tackle like any rugby player would. Unfortunately something went horribly wrong. 

He has broken his neck (C5 vertebrae) which has pressed onto his spinal cord and left him currently unable to feel anything chest down. 
A truly scarey situation for anyone to be in. 

Like anyone Luke is just a normal guy with bills to pay, a family and friends worried sick about him and what the future holds. 

We are looking to raise some money to help cover travel costs, time of work and anything else the family may need during this terrible time. 

The page will be updated as and when there is more information on Lukes recovery and any money raised but not required to help will then be donated to a rugby injury charity or one to support others in similar situations. 

Luke himself is just a larger then life character and the news has left everyone who knew him shocked and so worried. But we all know he is a fighter and won’t quit, so will do everything he can to be back to normal once able.

Michael Cooper, Skipper, Ryde Rhinos

If you wish to donate to the appeal please go here Luke Orton Crowdfunding Appeal

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Luke is a good friend of Ventnor RFC having turned out several times in blue and white and we all wish him a speedy recovery.