posted on 16 September 2014

Wildcats players helped raise over £600 for the Wakefield Community Trust on Saturday at Trust charity partners, Sainsbury's.

First team and Academy players were bag packing in-store at Trinity Walk as part of the partnership between the Trust and the local Sainsbury's.

Across the weekend the Sainsbury's staff were taking part in the 'Big Bike Ride 2' as one of 144 Sainsbury's stores in the north of England. All the stores raised money for their local charity partners and the bag pack and sponsorship combined raised £655 for the Wakefield Community Trust.

It is the first of many fundraising events in the coming months after the charitable arm of the club was chosen as the store's charity partners.

The charity, who support young people especially, though not exclusively, and those who are disadvantaged or deprived through Physical Activity, Health, Education and social inclusion in Wakefield, will be the new Local Charity for the Trinity walk store.

The retailer’s Local Charity scheme is now in its sixth year and gives customers the chance to vote for their favourite local charity to be considered to receive a year’s worth of support from their Sainsbury’s store. The scheme has raised over £6 million to support local charities since 2009.

The Trinity walk store has had great success in supporting previous local charities and last year raised £20,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Customers had a huge say in this year’s announcement and voted in-store and online between 28th May and 8th June. The store colleagues then decided that Wakefield Community Trust were the best charity for them to work with to make a real difference.

The store has collection tins on all tills and also display Trinity information on their main noticeboard.

Keep an eye out on the Wildcats website, Facebook and Twitter for more fundraising events in the coming weeks and months.


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