RugBy CluB ConvErts ChArity AppEAl
Peterborough Rugby Club came to the aid of city charity to ensure their appeal for money to pay for a defibrillator was converted into success. Little Miracles neededtoraise £3,000 to buy the potentially life saving equipmentfortheir base in The Spinney Centre in Hartwell Way, Ravensthorpe. The group supports families with disabled children, additional needs and life limiting conditions.
They set up a crowdfunding website to raise the cash - but had to raise all the £3,000 by 10am on Wednesday, September 7, or they would not receive apennyofthepledges.
On Friday morning they had raised £1,800 of the money - and while more money was pledged over the weekend, they were still several hundred pounds short of the money needed.
But Peterborough Rugby Club, who have chosen the groupastheir charity partner this year, steppedinandmade sure the target would be hit.
VicechairmanArchieBennett said: “Little Miracles is our adopted charity this year.
“Weraisedmoneyforthem at a charity shirt day earlier this year, andhadnotpresented them with the money yet. Weareputtingthemoneyinto the defibrillator campaign to make sure they reached their target.”
Michelle King, whohelped set up the charity, said: “It is amazing to have this money.
“A couple of weeks before the summer holidays, we had toresuscitateathree-year-old. Having the safety net of the defibrillator will be such a big help. We have had more than 125 individuals donate, and theprojecthasbeensharedon social mediasomanytimes. It is amazing.”
Themoneywillnotonlybe used to buy the machine, but also provide training for people to use it. Michelle said the kit wouldbeabletobeusedby people in the community.
Little Miracles at Peterborough Rugby Club