Tigers star opens shop

Jake Emmett, Candace Finney and Sue Cunniff
Jake Emmett, Candace Finney and Sue Cunniff

CASTLEFORD Tigers star Jake Emmett cut the ribbon to open Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice’s latest shop.

Jake officially opened the new store, at The Circle, Chequerfield, last month – the 14th hospice shop across the Five Towns.

He said: “The hospice is a fantastic cause and I’m delighted the club is supporting it. It’s a privilege to open this shop and hopefully it will help towards generating much-needed funds.”

The aim for all hospice shops is to be a focal part of the community and raise money so the hospice can continue to deliver care to patients.

Candice Finney, the Chequerfield shop manager, added: “So far it has been a really fun environment. We are after volunteers though. It is a good time working here and great experience. Working for a local charity, you know money raised goes to local people.”

The shop is open six days a week and is run with the help of volunteers. Anyone able to offer a few hours in the shop should call in with their CV, training is offered, so previous experience isn’t required.