Tigers host Rhinos for The Prince of Wales Hospice

Posted: Thursday 6th June 2019 - 1:57 PM

The club’s official charity partner in Pontefract is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and offers care for patients in the local area with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic heart and lung disease, relying on raising over £5,000 each day to continue operating, in addition to its funding from the NHS.

With this in mind, the Tigers’ fixture against the Rhinos at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Friday, 5th July will act as a vital fundraiser, with the club setting the target of raising enough money at the match and throughout July to fund The Prince of Wales Hospice for one day.

Further details will be confirmed over the coming weeks but will include:

  • The opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for The Prince of Wales Hospice’s 30th Anniversary Car Raffle. Tickets cost just £1 and will see somebody win a brand-new Fiat 500! Raffle tickets will be available from the club’s Tigers Den and Xscape superstore alongside match tickets for the game.
  • A special edition ROAR magazine for July themed around The Prince of Wales Hospice. The magazine will be priced at £2 for the month, with £1 from every magazine sold going direct to the hospice.
  • A special guest from the hospice will deliver the match ball ahead of kick-off on the day.
  • Bucket collections and further opportunities to purchase 30th Anniversary Car Raffle tickets will also be available on game day at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Established in 1989, The Prince of Wales Hospice provides care for anyone over the age of 18 in the Five Towns area, either as a visiting out-patient or on its ward which offers 24-hour specialist care. The hospice helps people live better with their illness, with over half who stay eventually returning home, whilst many patients choose the safety and dignity of the hospice for their end-of-life care.

All care is provided free of charge and is entirely based on need, although only around 25 per cent of the cost is covered by the NHS. This leaves The Prince of Wales Hospiece needing to raise around £3 million per year through its shops, fundraising events, donations and community initiatives to continue operating. Out of every £1 raised, 87p is spent directly on patient care and 13p is invested on raising more funds.

Tigers supporters are urged to play their part by picking up raffle tickets from the Tigers Den in Carlton Lanes or from the club’s sports superstore in Xscape from 9am tomorrow morning. Donations to the hospice can also be made in each store.

Tickets for the game are also available in store or online at www.castlefordtigers.com/tickets with another big crowd expected inside the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for one of the biggest matches of the season!


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