Wakefield Wildcats new signing Liam Finn joined Richard Owen, Reece Lyne, Jonny Molloy, Andy Yates and club mascot Daddy Cool when they attended Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk last week to raise awareness and crucial funds for The Wildcats Community Trust, the clubs charitable arm and the supermarkets local charity of the year.
Customer got the chance to win a signed ball if they could identify five of the clubs star players signatures. More than £300 was collected through the weekend as players were on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos, while representatives of the trust answered customer questions and raised the profile of the work done in the community, by the club.
This is the final year of the supermarkets charity partnership with the Wildcats Community Trust and so far has raised over £3000.
In June 2016 the supermarket will be electing a new charity partner of the year.
Sean Higgins, Store Manager for Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk said:
”We’ve got a wonderful selection of festive activities going on during the lead up to Christmas – all helping to raise vital funds for charity. Christmas is for sharing and we’re looking forward to helping our local community during this time. We’d like to wish our customers a very Merry Christmas. ”
Tracy North, Operational Support, added:
“Sainsbury’s customers have always been extremely generous so, we’d like to thank Sainsbury’s Trinity Walk for letting us attend the store to promote the Wildcats Community Trust and raise much needed funds. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.”