Sport Relief given £4,481 boost by Castleford Tigers

CASTLEFORD'S Danny Orr (left) and Rangi Chase supporting Sport Relief.
CASTLEFORD'S Danny Orr (left) and Rangi Chase supporting Sport Relief.

CASTLEFORD Tigers have announced that they have raised £4,481 for Sport Relief.

The club dedicated its home match against Hull FC in March to the charity and cash was raised through a mixture of events including a fun run before the game plus generous donations from the public and the PAWS being sponsored to perform before the Super League contest.

Through the RFL’s relationship with the charity it dedicated round eight of the 2012 Super League season to the charity. Every match was played with an official Sport Relief branded ball and all players from the 14 participating clubs wore Sport Relief socks during the matches.

The Tigers continue to forge their own strong relationship with Sport Relief and the club announced in September that Tigers Trust, the registered community charity of the club, had launched Sport for Change, a two-year project funded by Sport Relief aimed to improve engagement in sport as well as increase awareness of current lifestyle issues prevalent among young women in the area.

Tigers’ community manager Alex Green said: “We were delighted to be able to raise this money for Sport Relief. We continue to work closely with the charity and it’s great that we can repay them for the help they give us.

“I would like to thank everyone that donated at the Hull FC match.”