Viking FM helps rugby player after accident

Viking FM Breakfast’s Sean Goldsmith gave a rugby themed Surprise Surprise to a local player recently.

Sean arranged the event after Adam Robson had an accident and spent an hour and a half laid out on the pitch during a game before a paramedic arrived at the scene and a further half hour for an ambulance.

23 year old Adam had broken his leg in two places and fractured his ankle, while playing for his local team, Beverley.

Sean Goldsmith made contact with Adam’s mum, a GP who was watching Adam play when the accident happened, taking her to air to get the latest on his progress.

Behind the scenes, Sean was in talks with Hull KR to secure tickets for Adam to catch his favourite team, Leeds Rhinos as they take on Hull KR at the KC Lightstream Stadium in the first game of the new season.

Hull KR got behind Sean’s campaign not only supplying the tickets, but also producing an exclusive Hull KR shirt with ‘Get Well Soon’ written across the back.

Leeds Rhinos were also keen to show their support, getting the whole team to sign a rugby ball for Adam.

The activity culminated on Viking FM Breakfast this week as Sean called Adam to ask how his recovery was going only to have the call interrupted as Hull KR stadium announcer, Neil Rudd and mascot Rufus The Robin knocked on Adam’s front door to hand over the exclusive package, all captured live on-air.

Posted on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 11:22 am by RadioToday

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