Tigers total revealed!

Tuesday, 10 March 2020
In 2019, Castleford Tigers celebrated our 15-year partnership, pledging to raise £7,660 – the cost of running the Hospice for a full day. Last week we caught up with the team to reveal their 2019 fundraising total. In just 12 months they have raised an incredible £12,517.43, which could fund a nurse for over 550 hours!
 
Supporters since 2008, Castleford Tigers have raised £23,706.18 to date for our Hospice. Their support goes beyond money, often the team will take time out of their schedule to make appearances at our events and they also pay an  annual visit to our Outreach Christmas party. On Friday 5th July 2019, the Tigers fixture against Leeds Rhinos was held in honour of The Prince of Wales Hospice and acted as a vital fundraiser. John Calvert, a Tigers fan since 1948 and a patient presented the match ball from our Hospice. Tiger’s supporters were urged to play their part by picking up raffle tickets, purchasing July’s Hospice special edition of Roar Magazine and donating to our volunteers on site. 
 
Craig Jeffles, Commercial Manger at the club, took on The Great North Run too. He said; “I wanted to also have a personal impact on our clubs fundraising efforts. I have seen first-hand the work that all at The Prince of Wales Hospice put in, on a daily basis, and also how much it costs to run the Hospice.”  We would like to say a huge thank you to Craig who raised over £1,500 alone!
 
The team raised an impressive £6,250 when the entire first team squad and coaching staff took part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks. If you want to follow in their footstep, join the Hospice team on 30th May 2020. For more information visit: www.pwh. org.uk/events
 
Castleford Tigers have had a long relationship with our charity, and it’s been one that has positively affected players and staff as Jon Wells, Director of Rugby, explains;
 
“I know my life has been touched by it, there are a couple of guys in the team who’ve been touched by it and had experiences with the Hospice as well. The level of service and care that patients get can only be maintained by the generosity of this community. So, if we can do something as a club, as a focal point and try to focus peoples generosity then I think that is the least we can do.”
 
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