The RFL Benevolent Fund’s 2013 Christmas cards, which have been designed by the inspirational Matt King OBE, are now available to purchase.

All proceeds from the sale of the Christmas cards go to the RFL Benevolent Fund, which supports Rugby League players whose lives are affected by serious injuries sustained while playing the game. Matt was seriously injured playing for London Broncos Academy in 2004 when, two weeks after his 17th birthday he was left completely paralysed below the neck level and unable to breathe independently.

Since then, the RFL Benevolent Fund has provided financial and practical assistance to Matt which has allowed him to gain a first class honours degree in law and a greater level of independence.

Matt has been inspiration in raising funds for the RFL Benevolent Fund and spinal injuries charities, with this the third year that he has been involved in designing the official RFL Benevolent Fund Christmas card.

Matthew was a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympics and was awarded an OBE for his fundraising achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year.matt King XMAS Crads

The limited edition Christmas cards cost £10 for a pack of 12 cards.

They can be purchased by visiting, by contacting Tina Ward at the RFL at or alternatively by sending a cheque to the RFL Benevolent Fund c/o Tina Ward, RFL, Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds, LS17 8NB.

For more information about Rugby League Cares and the RFL Benevolent Fund, as well as details on how to donate to the charities, please visit