WILDCATS GET BEHIND CHILDREN IN NEED

posted on 18 November 2011

Friday night is Children in Need night and one member of the Wildcats Community Team is putting his body up for punishment to raise money.

Dan Hardy is preparing to be waxed for Children in Need

Community Development Officer, Dan Hardy will put his body at the mercy of wax strips next Friday aiming to raise £500 for the charity that continues to help disadvantaged children across the UK.

If you fancy doing your bit for Children in Need and making sure that there’s not a hair left on Dan’s body then you can.

Anyone who donates £10 or more is invited to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium next Friday evening to join the professionals in waxing Dan’s body.

Ever wondered where Children in Need money goes? Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust have received money from the charity for the last year to work with disadvantaged young people in Wakefield.

The ‘Give it a Try; Aim High’ project has worked with over 300 children from the Wakefield area and the project works in partnership with local schools to improve participants self esteem; increase out of school provision for further literacy, numeracy and computer learning; and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle

The project  provide participants with a specialised mobile learning facility that is taken into schools grounds as well as a sports activity programme to supplement the work completed in the mobile unit. In addition the Trust offer the young people the opportunities to meet the players and learn important messages from them.

“I am especially proud to be working with Children in Need,” said Wildcats Director of Education, Mark Winder.

“The work they do as a charity is fantastic. To be able to support them in their work is great and they have allowed us to affect hundreds of children and families in a positive way. I urge fans to support the programme as the money is spent locally and in a positive way to those that need it.”

The project that the Trust deliver is also supported by Guy Salmon Landrover and Asda Wakefield with Mark adding: “We ourselves are a charity and without generous support we would not be able to deliver this work.

“We are committed to making Wakefield the best place to live for everybody and this is just one example of us trying to do so.”

You can donate to Dan’s waxing challenge by visiting www.justgiving.com/Dan-Hardy or via text by sending WAXD99 to 70070 with £2 from each text going to Children in Need.

You can also sponsor Dan by completing the sponsorship form in the Wildcats reception at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

The Wildcats Community Trust are also working in partnership with New College, Pontefract to raise money through a ‘fancy dress’ touch rugby competition.

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