The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are supporting the campaign to raise awareness for brain tumours in children and young people.
The Wildcats have recently been made aware of the ’Jack Marshall Brain Tumour Fund’, a cause that they are keen to support. The fund has been set up to support Jack, a 5 year old boy who has a brain tumour, in any way that is required and also to raise awareness of Childhood Brain Tumours in the wider community in order to help future sufferers and their families.
Jack and his family are an inspiration to many. At the age of 4 a CT scan discovered that Jack had a brain tumour. After months of grueling operations and high strength chemotherapy, Jack still manages to have a smile on his face and a sense of unbelievable determination for such a young boy.
Wildcats partners, ‘Empire Tapes’ recently held a charity event in Scunthorpe, at which they auctioned off two seats in their match day box to raise money for the worthy cause. On top of this fantastic fundraising idea, Empire asked all their customers to donate to ’Jacks Fund’ and pledged that they were happy to match the top three donations.
The winners of the Match Day Hospitality prize, were invited to the game on Sunday at The Rapid Solicitors Stadium as guests of Empire Tapes, along with a family friend of Jack’s and fundraising helper, Bob Riach.
In total, Empire raised an amazing £2050 for ‘Jacks Fund’ and just as importantly they raised the awareness of Brain Tumours in Children greatly. The cheque from Empire, along with a shirt and teddy from The Wildcats, were presented to a very suprised Mr Riach and Empire Tapes Managing Director Dean Sherriff before the game on Sunday.
Jacks Fund is successfully raising money and awareness across the country and has generated a great amount of attention including celebrity followers on Twitter such as Rio Ferdinand, Serena Williams and Wayne Rooney all pledging their support. The fund’s Facebook page has now reached over 4300 friends and the Twitter account has exceeded 43, 800 followers.
The Wakefield Wildcat First Team stars will soon be joining a whole host of sporting celebrities and wearing ‘Jacks Wristbands’ to help further increase awareness.
To find out more about the Jack Marshall Brain Tumour Fund, read Jack’s inspiring story in full and to make your own donation to this worthwhile cause, please visit www.jacksfund.co.uk.
This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.
To join the ‘Jacks Fund’ Facebook page simply click here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/Jacksfund?ap=1