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Nearly 200 people including the Rabbitohs own Beau Champion, other NRL players, rugby league ambassadors and rugby league staff, took to Sydney’s Telstra call-centre to take donations for the RiseForAlex fund to support injured Knights player, Alex McKinnon on Thursday.

Between taking calls for donations, Champion sent his best wishes to McKinnon after the Knights forward sustained a spinal injury in round three.

“He seems like a really inspirational guy,” said Champion.

“He seems so positive with the injury that he has had. I wish Alex all the best, and if he keeps that positive spirit up, I know it’s infectious. He’s inspired a lot of people."

In addition to Champion, Rabbitohs fullback, Greg Inglis, will RiseForAlex tonight against the Parramatta Eels by resting his number one jersey and donning the number 16 Mckinnon.

The NRL’s RiseForAlex round is an initiative designed to provide ongoing financial and medical support to Newcastle Knights forward, Alex McKinnon, who was injured during round 3 of the Telstra Premiership.

The fund will look to provide support for accessible housing, a vehicle, a wheelchair, physiotherapy and rehabilitation assistance as well as ongoing medical assistance as required.

To find out more about RiseForAlex including how to donate, please visit:

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