Cobus MD plays in Hull FC and Hull KR fans charity rugby match


The Cobus Communication Group were proud to play a small part in a fantastic day of Rugby League in support of the Life for a Kid charity at Craven Park on Saturday. A life long fan, Managing Director Michael Smith was proud to play in a team of Hull FC fans who took on Hull KR fans. It was a fraught game, plenty of action and both teams determined to win but unlucky for Mike and the rest of the Hull FC team, they narrowly lost out by only two points!

Life for a Kid Founder and Head of Operations, Dean Hoggard, commented “so many thank yous …where do I start? …everyone really bought into it! …it took over my life for a while but loved it! …to all the LFAK team who are truly amazing, and I have way too many to mention, you all deserve huge pats on the back – you know who you are …I don’t have a final figure yet, on what was raised, but hopefully we have also raised huge awareness for the life for a kid charity and autism”

Michael Smith, Cobus Managing Director, replied “what a great game of rugby arranged by Dean and his team at LFAK, …I really enjoyed playing and especially pulling on a Hull FC, I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling a little sore today! …it’s just a shame about the result; but the real importance was the charity today, …well done Dean”.


Life For a Kid was set up in March 2009 with the aim of helping children under the age of 16 by offering funds and equipment to help them lead a better life and to also help children who require life saving or life changing operations. The Life For A Kid Sensory Centre located in Hull has over 30 Registered Special Educational Needs children supporting autism, Asperger, Mowat Wilson Syndrome and more with the following amenities:

  • Soft Play area
  • Dark Sensory Room
  • Ball pool and Tactile Feel room
  • Sensory Gardens

As well as running the sensory centre they also continue to help a number of children with Life Changing equipment.

You can follow their journey through social media on either: Facebook or Twitter

Their objective:

“To promote physical and mental health and relieve sickness amongst children, young people, their families and carers in particular but not exclusively through the provision of financial assistance, support, education and practical advice.”