Printing firm joins Pontefract Wildcats Girls Football Club to raise more than £1,000 for local charities

A local printers and girls football club have raised more than £1,000 since the beginning of the second lockdown to aid charities in their time of need.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 12:30 pm
Printing firm joins Pontefract Wildcats Girls Football Club to raise more than £1,000 for local charities

Last month, Pontefract Wildcats Girls Football Club gave parents the option to pay their usual monthly subscription with money being shared equally between the Pontefract Foodbank and The Addy in Knottingley.

From the generosity of parents and guardians across the club, they raised £526.07 to be split between the two charities.

Rachael Hallas, club treasurer, and her husband, Richard, have two daughters in the club.

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Managing Director and colleagues at Richard’s place of work, Normanton based printers, Parkside Flexibles, were keen to match the money raised by the club.

Richard said: “A colleague of mine handed over cheques to the Foodbank and the Addy.

“To have raised that much within such a short space of time for two charities that mean a lot to us all is so overwhelming.

“We chose the Foodbank because it’s such a wonderful cause, and money given to the foodbank is so important now because when it comes to January and February, the wave of christmas donations stop, so they really need money to supply the area with more food in the spring and summer months.”

The Addy is a Knottingley based playground who provide daily sessions for children or all ages and learning abilities, as well as work with the elderly.

Pontefract Foodbank are a Trussels Trust charity who provide practical support to people in poverty

“The Addy are reliant on handouts at the moment and funding for next year is uncertain at the moment.

“It’s just coming up to that time of the year when local Foodbanks and children's centres can really put that money to good use.”