posted on 30 November 2011

Wildcats fan Andy Gough has collected a £250 cheque on behalf of Wakefield Hospice as the selected charity of the 2011 ‘Celebrate Wakefield’ event.

Andy Gough and Hugo Hunter receive the cheque on behalf of Wakefield Hospice from Director of Education, Mark Winder; Corporate Relations Manager, Graham Easby; and Project Events Manager, Sarah Elston

Andy completed the Coast to Coast Challenge recently with friend Hugo Hunter in aid of the Hospice and with other fundraising efforts the duo have already raised well over £3,000.

A collection was held at the end of season ‘Celebrate Wakefield’ dinner with the Trustees of the Wildcats Community Trust selecting the Hospice as their chosen charity.

The Coast to Coast walk takes in three National Parks through some of England’s finest scenery and covers a gruelling 192 miles over a period of twelve days.

Wakefield Hospice is a registered charity and is committed to providing the highest level of symptom management and care for people who have advanced active, progressive and life threatening illness.

The Hospice endorses a holistic approach in promoting quality of life for patients as well as in the continuing support that is offered to families and carers throughout the period of illness and into bereavement.

With further exciting events planned the duo are hoping to raise much more money for the Hopsice who took care of Andy’s late wife and his fundraising efforts coincide with the tenth anniversary of her passing.

“I know what the hospice provides to the community of Wakefield,” Andy told Wildcats TV after being presented with the cheque.

“The facilities that the hospice has are absolutely superb for people that are in that situation, not only the people that are suffering from cancer but to the families as well.

“With the stringent facilities available to the hospice, every penny and every pound counts and that’s what myself and Hugo are doing this for.”

“It’s an important cause, an important facility within Wakefield and it’s something that the club has historically supported,” said Wildcats Director of Education, Mark Winder.

“It’s a fantastic effort and I’m really pleased with what they’ve done.

“There are some really exciting things on the horizon that I’m looking forward seeing come to fruition.”

For more on Andy and Hugo’s fundraising efforts, take a look at Wildcats TV now.

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