ONE OF the UK’s leading charities which helps people living with a terminal illness is to benefit from the support of Wasps.
Coventry’s Ricoh Arena will be transformed into a sea of yellow on Sunday (April 3) to support Marie Curie during the club’s Aviva Premiership match against Northampton Saints.
A range of fundraising activities, designed to make a lasting difference to Marie Curie, will be hosted by the charity and fans of both teams are encouraged to wear yellow to help raise awareness.
Three per cent of every match day ticket sold will be donated to the charity – Marie Curie volunteers will also hold a bucket collection at the ground on the day of the game.
Volunteers will be collecting for Marie Curie as part of the charity’s flagship fundraiser, the Great Daffodil Appeal, where the charity asks people to wear a daffodil pin and make a donation.
David Armstrong, group chief executive officer of Wasps, said this is a fantastic opportunity for Wasps and Northampton Saints to raise a significant sum of money for Marie Curie.
He added: “We thought it would be a good idea to use this local derby to help a national charity which does great work in our area.
“We are proud to be supporting Marie Curie in a variety of fundraising activities which are all designed to raise awareness of the great work the charity does supporting people with terminal illnesses.
“This is the first time we have organised such a major fundraising campaign for a single match at the Ricoh Arena.
“This fundraising campaign will make a real difference to peoples’ lives and we hope as many people as possible will become involved.”
Jo Stradling, divisional general manager for the Midlands at Marie Curie, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wasps and Northampton – everybody at Marie Curie is looking forward to what we’re sure will be a fantastic partnership.
“Every penny raised will help us support more people living with a terminal illness.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/thestinger to make a donation to Marie Curie.