Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation was proud to work with Waterton students as they raised £818.41 for MND at last Thursday’s game against Castleford.
Pupils of their respected schools stood outside the Be Well Support Stadium pleading to our fans for the support of their worthwhile fundraising cause, with Wakefield Trinity fans helping out with an incredible amount of money.
This follows on from the Trust’s ‘MND Week’, which has currently raised over £4000 as they took part in a whole host of activities throughout the week.
This started with a Rugby League festival at the club, bringing together all the Waterton schools littered across West and South Yorkshire with a touch-style tournament on the Belle Vue pitch. A club colours day and other activities followed as the amount crept up to that all-illusive target.
Speaking on the success of the whole event so far, the Foundation’s Head of Education & NCS, Luke Shale, said, “We are delighted to have supported Waterton Academy Trust on this project.
“To raise that amount of money at the game last week is fantastic, and it is going to an important charity, who do great work in the fightback against Motor Neurone Disease.
“We hope to continue this well-established partnership and do similar events in the future.”
While, CEO of Waterton Academy Trust, Dave Dickinson, followed, “As a Trust, we always want to do something, give a little bit back to the community.
“Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation has supported us fantastically well, and it has been a very worthwhile experience.
“To raise that sum of money is incredible to see, and we thank all the pupils and parents who have got involved.”
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