Please see below for our monthly email update regarding Ed Slater, his battle against Motor Neurone Disease, and any related fundraising updates.

We will continue to provide regular updates on Ed, including the fundraising support he receives from the wider rugby community.

Slater Cup Double-Header

Gloucester Rugby has announced a Slater Cup double-header when Leicester Tigers visit Kingsholm on Saturday 25 November.

The Slater Cup, named after Ed, was launched in the 22/23 season to help raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

This season will see the men’s and women’s teams battle it out, with Gloucester Rugby kicking off the afternoon at 3.05pm, before reigning champions Gloucester-Hartpury, face their female counterparts at 6pm.

Both Gloucester teams will wear the Slater Cup shirt, designed by Ed’s children, Flo (9), Eadie (8), and Frank (5), last season. Shirts are still available to buy, with £10 from every shirt going to the 4Ed campaign. Get your 4Ed shirt here.

Tickets are now on sale from just £27.50, gaining you entry to both fixtures. Get your tickets here.

Gloucester Rugby Golf Day

The windy weather did not stop the fun and fundraising at Cotswold Hill Golf Club on Wednesday, 27 September, as people came together for a day of golf, food and good times while raising £35,330 for the 4Ed campaign.

Organised by former Cherry and White and Welsh international Nick Robinson, almost 100 people took to the fairways in the Cotswolds while digging deep into their pockets to support Ed Slater and the transformative work that the charity does supporting families living with MND.

Following a round of golf, everyone headed back into the clubhouse for a fundraising dinner, a few drinks and an auction to raise further funds.

Foundation CEO Rob Webber was humbled by the support: “To see so many people turn out on a cold and windy day in support of the 4Ed campaign was fantastic, and to raise so much money to provide financial support to families living with MND is brilliant.”

Fundraising update

Thanks to the kindness of more than 7,200 people, the 4Ed Fund has now raised more than £253,500 to help support Ed and his family.

If you would like to help, please donate to the fund.

We will continue to keep you updated on Ed and the support efforts from around the community. Thank you to everyone that has helped Ed. Whether that is through donations, fundraising efforts or even sharing his story, it is very much appreciated.