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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs along with the Canterbury League Club, Jaycar Electonics owner and Major Partner Gary Johnston and the members and fans of the Bulldogs have tonight come together to raise $25,000 for Alex McKinnon to go towards his ongoing recovery.

From the moment gates opened this afternoon the Bulldogs faithful dipped into their own pockets to go towards the Knights back rowers recovery. A total of $3,500 was raised by the members and fans with the League Club contributing $10,000 and Jaycar Electronics also donating $10,000.

Chief Executive Raelene Castle said it was the least the club could do.

“Alex has captured the hearts of the entire rugby league community and the Bulldogs wanted to show their support,” Castle said. “We could only imagine the troubling period he has gone through already and also the long road ahead he has in relation to his recovery.

“Chairman Ray Dib, Dr George Peponis from the League Club and Gary Johnston have been wanting to be kept up to date with how Alex has been going and this is just our way of helping out.

“I want to thank all the men mentioned above but also the members and fans of the Bulldogs for what they have done tonight. It is truly special to be a part of this great club.”

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.