Keighley Cougars raise £3,446 from NHS charity jersey sales

Posted on November 17, 2020 by AireAdmin

Keighley Cougars Chairman Mick O’Neill and Fundraising Manager Jodie Hearnshaw

Keighley Cougars Rugby Club has raised £3,446 for Airedale Hospital Charity following the sales of their special edition NHS shirts.

The charity shirts were launched back in April, aimed at raising funds as a thank you to all the key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The club has also donated 5,000 CE certified facemasks to Airedale Hospital.

On Thursday 8 October, Cougars Chairman Mick O’Neill presented the cheque at Airedale Hospital, saying the club wants to give back to the NHS and key frontline workers.

The club said: “The jersey is designed to show how grateful we are, not just as a club but as a nation, to the National Health Service and key frontline providers for putting their lives at risk to protect us during these unprecedented times.

“The players will wear this unique kit for our first home fixture back at Cougar Park, whenever that may be, and we as a club will host a special ‘Thank You Day’ for NHS staff and other frontline workers.”

Jodie Hearnshaw, Fundraising Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“We are overwhelmed with this generous donation from the team at Keighley Cougars and their supporters. This donation is made even more special during these difficult times. We are delighted to use this money to support our employees and patients here at Airedale.”

If you would like to support Airedale Hospital and Community Charity please visit this link: JustGiving.