£2k charity bid

Featherstone Technology College has this week launched its Charity Draw with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The fundraising raffle was first instigated by William Michie, a Year 9 student at the school'Pictured: Will Michie with Jonny Grayshon from Featherstone Rovers
Featherstone Technology College has this week launched its Charity Draw with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. The fundraising raffle was first instigated by William Michie, a Year 9 student at the school'Pictured: Will Michie with Jonny Grayshon from Featherstone Rovers
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CONSCIENTIOUS youngster William Michie has helped launch a charity drive to raise £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The 14-year-old Featherstone Technology College student – whose friend beat cancer – suggested organising a raffle to raise much-needed cash for the charity.

The grand prize will be a signed Featherstone Rovers’ shirt which was donated to the school by the rugby league club.

Wayne Parkes, college principal, said: “Where we can help to either prevent suffering or assist in the funding of treatment for cancer, we must do our very best to help.

“I am so proud of William for taking the initiative, which demonstrates a maturity beyond his years and a willingness to fund raise in aid of others.

“We also appreciate Featherstone Rovers’ willingness to support this initiative by giving this community backing.”

The college hopes to raise £2,000 for its Target 2000 campaign and the raffle will be held on July 16.

Craig Poskitt, Rovers’ chief executive, said, “We have strong links with the college and will endeavour to help in any way we can to ensure that Target 2000 is met.”

Tickets cost £1 and are available from the school as well as at Featherstone Rovers’ home games and in the club shop.