Several Premier League stars have helped raise over £60,000 for a Brit footballer
laying in a coma after a savage attack.
Danny Hodgson, 25, was the victim of an unprovoked one-punch attack from a 15
year-old at a Perth train station in Australia, which left him with a fractured skull and
a bleed on the brain.
Announcing the attack on social media with a photo of Hodgson in a coma, his club,
ECU Joondalup, said: “We are extremely saddened to report that our senior player
Danny Hodgson is hospitalized with a bleed on the brain and a skull fracture. Stay
Their manager Kenny Lowe revealed that the players had been on a night out after
the club’s final game of the season.
Following the brutal strike that left Joondalup star, Hodgson, for dead, his friend
Steve Burton set up a GoFundMe page to help with his recovery.
The page has been an overwhelming success and has raised the incredible sum since
Out of that whopping figure, Everton star Calvert-Lewin donated just over £2,000,
and Manchester City keeper Scott Carson and his wife Amy handed over £1,000.
But the biggest donation came from Manchester United stopper Dean Henderson
who pledged over £3,500 to Hodgson’s plight
The money will also be used to get the footballer’s family to Australia to give him
the support he needs during this tumultuous time.
Mum and dad Nicola and Peter, can now travel to be with their son after securing
seats on the limited number of flights to Western Australia.
On Facebook, his mum Nicola said: “It’s incredible that in 24 hours we have been able
to achieve the impossible.
“I cannot thank everyone enough who has been involved. Our prayers have been
answered and we have confirmed flights to Australia.
“Danny still has a long journey ahead of him but the fact that I and Peter will be by
his side through it gives us enormous comfort.”It’s the most emotional experience
I’ve ever had.
“One act of violence has spurred thousands of acts of kindness and for that, we will be