As part of the Rotherham United’s Children in Need fundraising this weekend, the iconic mascots will take on each other in a penalty shoot-out.The BBC will not be the only organisation in the UK that will put on a show for this year’s Children in Need. The Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) will proudly represent the charity by carrying out its very own fundraising this weekend.
During the game against Cheltenham, the Trust will be in full force collecting money for Children in Need through bucket collecting, selling raffle tickets and Rotherham United’s very own Miller Bear will face the iconic mascot of Children in Need, Pudsey Bear, in a penalty showdown at half-time. You don’t want to miss this!
Jamie Noble, the Head of Community, said: “Because we are the charitable arm of Rotherham United, it is important that we proudly represent the Children in Need charity. We do so much vital work with young people in our community that it would be a crime not to offer our support to a charity that reaches out to children and young people.”
Meanwhile, the Trust’s very own Children in Need programme has achieved a further three years worth of funding.
The RUCST has worked tremendously with young people aged 2 to 18 years old. The Trust developed its own workshops and sessions to get those young people involved in sport and physical activity.
However, through the last three years worth of funding, the trust has not only aimed to get young people more active, but they have also looked to put on classes to increase their awareness of the risks in alcohol and drugs. The funding also allowed the Trust to develop those classes into healthy eating workshops.
And, thanks to Children in Need, that good work can continue for another three years.
If you wish to find out more about the Trust’s Children in Need programme, or you want to get your young ones involved, then contact our Health Officer, Alex Wilson, on:
Mobile: 07885 461730
To find out more information about the Rotherham Community Sports Trust then visit: www.rucst.co.uk