At the recent home fixture against York City, the new BBC Children in Need programme began with the help of some special guests.On Tuesday 26th February, at the Millers’ game against York City, the Health theme’s new BBC Children in Need programme, Teenage Kicks, officially kicked off with the help of a few special guests.
Rotherham’s Deputy Mayor John Foden and Head of Health and Wellbeing Ken Wyatt came down to the New York to help our own Health Officer Alex Wilson announce the beginning of the Trust’s new Children in Need project.
Mr. Foden said: “Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is an excellent initiative led by a dedicated group of individuals who do some excellent work in Rotherham’s communities.
“Youngsters are taught the lessons of friendship and working together through sporting activities.
“The extra funding which the group have secured from Children in Need will enable them to develop and continue their much needed and excellent work programme in the ensuing years.
“As a Councillor in Rotherham West Ward (along with my colleagues) I look forward to continuing the close links which we have with the team in promoting the ethos of `One Town One Community.”
Pudsey Bear also featured at the event. The Children in Need mascot was reunited with his old friend Miller Bear, who Pudsey took on in penalty shoot-out for the BBC charity.
Alex Wilson said: “It was great to have John Foden and Ken Wyatt come down to the event. To have guests such as them come down and recognise what we’ve done over the years, it’s an incredible feeling.
"It’s also a fantastic honour that we have received all of our funding from the BBC Children in Need charity. Only 70% of applicants are successful in their bid for funding, so to be in that 30% that has been awarded funding, it makes this launch event that bit more special.
“I’m now looking forward to getting started, and hopefully we can have the same success with this project as we did with the last.
“I would like to say a big thank you to Mr. Wyatt and Mr. Foden for sparing their time to come down to the stadium. But I also can’t forget Pudsey Bear for his appearance. It’s always a pleasure seeing his face, and hopefully the penalty showdown with Miller Bear will return.
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