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raised of £444,000 target by 7134 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 Rugby10 months ago
    Gloucester Rugby

    Gloucester Rugby

    10 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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11 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/31/2023 16.20



  • Tony


    May 31, 2023

    Mike Woods' Golf day. Great cause!


  • Nigel


    May 31, 2023

    Stay positive, one day at a time.


  • Neil & Zoe

    Neil & Zoe

    May 25, 2023


  • Andy & Rachel Freestone

    Andy & Rachel Freestone

    May 21, 2023

    Sending all our support to Ed ,Jo and the Family.From dedicated Tigers supporters over the years!.


  • Justin Hast

    Justin Hast

    May 18, 2023

    Keep pumping those legs Ed!


  • Rob and Elspeth Pinckney

    Rob and Elspeth Pinckney

    May 18, 2023

    Saw Billy with no hair!!!! Keep going with all the fund raising ideas!! Good luck Ed


  • Eddie Dawson

    Eddie Dawson

    May 17, 2023


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