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2 Aug

Children's Day raises over £8,000!

£8492 raised through Children’s Day donations to benefit host charities!

Children’s Day 2017, which saw over 4000 people visit Headingley Carnegie Stadium for a day of child friendly activities, sports tournaments and live entertainment has raised £8492 to support the work of host charities Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

The two not-for-profit charities have co-hosted Children’s Day since 2008, offering a free day out at the stadium, with optional donations to help the running costs of the event and support some of the community-based programmes run in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region throughout the year.

Thanks in part to voluntary donations on the gate of £3 per adult and £1 per child from members of the public attending the event, car parking fees, along with donations made to organisations within the ground, the event has been a huge success for both charities.

“The day isn’t really about profit for us, it has always been to inspire young children to try different sports and provide a day that gives back to fans but we have been able to cover some of the costs of the event and will be able to support some of our projects going forward, so it’s been a real success for us and for Leeds Rhinos Foundations, Tom Exley

Along with over 30 organisations from across the county, who provided free activities within the ground, a number of key sponsors also make the popular event happen each year as

We’d like to extend a special thankyou to all of our sponsors from the day, in particular Nando’s, who were this year’s associate sponsor, Child Friendly Leeds and Naturally Best Catering along with all the organisations who came along and provided activities for us. Barber Piranha Academy volunteered all of their staff to provide free haircuts on the day and worked tirelessly, raising a fantastic amount through donations which is absolutely fantastic, so big thanks to Barber B and his staff as well, he/she added.” -Co-organiser Beth Cook

Based at Headingley Carnegie Stadium Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Leeds Rhinos Foundation are two of the leading sports foundations, using the power of sport to maximise the opportunities available for everyone to learn, participate and improve their lives on a series of projects under the key themes of education, arts and culture, health & wellbeing and history & heritage.

For more information on the work of Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Click Here

To find out more about Leeds Rhinos Foundation visit: Click Here

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