Worcester Warriors have announced that their Gallagher Premiership game against Harlequins to be played at Sixways on 11th April will be a fund-raising fixture for lock Michael Fatialofa.
The 28-year-old has been out of action since sustaining a serious neck injury during the Gallagher Premiership game against Saracens played at Allianz Park in January.
Since then he spent a month at St Mary’s Hospital in London where he underwent a surgery 'to relieve the pressure on his spinal cord' and was moved to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire which is renowned for treatment on spinal injuries.
“Michael’s situation, his courage and resilience and Tatiana’s remarkable support and love for him have touched the rugby community across the world,” said Warriors’ Managing Director Peter Kelly in a statement released by the club.
“As a club Warriors have done a lot behind the scenes to offer practical support for Michael and Tatiana in the difficult weeks that have followed Michael’s injury.
“Although Michael is making encouraging progress, the long-term prognosis is still uncertain but it is clear that Michael and Tatiana will require some significant financial support.
“By dedicating the Harlequins match as Fats Family Fun Day Warriors supporters will have the opportunity to raise a sizeable sum of money and also show their love and support for Michael and Tatiana as members of the Warriors family.”
Naming the fixture as 'Fats Family Fun Day' the ticket cost ranges from £20 for adults and £10 for kids.