posted on 31 December 2012

As 2012 comes to an end tonight there is no better time to reflect on the previous 12 months which has been a truly memorable period for the club and especially the Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust.

It has been a great year for the Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust.

The registered charity is closely attached to the club which is run from the offices at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and works with 60,000 young people every year!

The award winning Community Trust offers various activities and projects throughout the year with strong links with local schools and colleges throughout the Wakefield district.

As a flavour of their work below are 12 facts for 2012:

1. They have worked with 3412 young people, giving them 13 hours of additional high quality P.E. and dance across Wakefield and the surrounding areas.

2. Their Dance Academy works with 248 young people taking part in 2 hours of Dance Per Week and delivered a One off World Record programme to 6043 children in Wakefield.

3. They have delivered Assemblies to 54 schools and over 18000 children addressing the Governments Health and Well-Being agenda. (Previously ‘Every Child Matters’)

4. They have delivered 20 hours of personalised Educational provision to 352 children and  young people delivering 15-20 hours of additional educational provision.

5. 1504 children have benefited from a daylong whole school Player visit.

6. They have provided positive activities to 278 disadvantaged children.

7. 482 children and young people participated in their week long holiday Activities in 2012.

8. Over 450 16+ individuals engaged in regular physical activity.

9. 1120 individuals invited to take part in game day activity.

10. Eight rugby festivals hosted from 8 areas of the city and Barnsley throughout the academic year engaging over 1200 families

11. They received a ‘Special Recognition’ Award from Heart Research UK.

12. Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust won the Award for best Community Enterprise 2012.

Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston has commented on the fine work achieved by the Trust in the last 12 months.

“To have strong ties with a charity such as the Wildcats Community Trust is a fantastic asset for the club and shows how hard the club is working with the local community in building relationships.

“As the statistics show to work with 60,000 young people can only be of benefit to help youngsters from a variety of backgrounds by educating them and hopefully nurturing them into Wildcats supporters.”

If you would like to work with us please contact Mark Winder by emailing him:  markwinder@wakefieldwildcats.co.uk or by calling in office hours on 01924 211611.

Registered Charity: 1119077

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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