The Wildcats Community Trust team will join a local charity fundraiser as he aims to complete a unique marathon this Friday.
Jon Robinson will attempt to run the marathon distance around Wakefield and in the process visit 16 local schools as he raises money for the Community Awareness Programme (CAP) in the city.
CAP was set up to raise awareness of the problems of needy people in the city and work with other service providers to offer help in the form of everything from food parcels and clothes to CV’s and accommodation.
It is part funded by the Big Lottery Fund but also requires around £30,000 of further money to sustain the project each year.
The charity was an initiative born out of New Life Christian Church where Jon is the Pastor but has expanded to meet the growing need for caring for needy people in Wakefield.
Jon will begin at Greenhill Primary School at 9.30am on Friday morning, finishing at the Cathedral of All Saints Church at approximately 1.45pm with school children set to greet him at each stop off point and present him with a cap after each school ran a competition amongst pupils to design one for a different leg of the journey and each child contributed a pound to the cause.
Around 7,000 school children in total are set to greet Jon along the route as he strives to raise £8,000 for the charity by running what will be his eighth marathon and his second along this route after becoming the first person to run a marathon in Wakefield a couple of years ago.
The winning designers will then be at the finish line to greet Jon and be presented with a certificate, as will Daddy Cool and members of the Wildcats first team squad.
Every step of the way Jon will be joined by a member of the Wildcats Community Trust team as the club play their part in supporting a fantastic effort for an important local charity and he is delighted with the support of the Wildcats.
“It’s great that the Community Trust have got on board with this and are forming a link with a charity that does a lot for people in Wakefield who need help,” commented Jon.
“To have someone running with me every step of the way will be a great help – they’ll just have to go at my pace!”
Wildcats fans can donate to the run by text, with 50% of the money raised by SMS donations going to the Wildcats Community Trust and the other 50% going to CAP.
To donate please text CAPW16 or HTUG27 plus the amount (eg £1) to 70070.
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