Over the last summer, our club took part in a special challenge to raise money for worthwhile local causes.
For those who aren’t familiar with the background, previous Head Coach Mal Ditcham was inspired by the phenomenal work of home game sponsors Punch Drunk Comedy in raising money during their events for movements such as #CaringforKian.
Mal issued a challenge to the Lightning members to raise as much money as possible across the season. “120 Days” was born and the beneficiaries nominated as; Bradley’s Smile Trust, Princess Ellie’s Trust, Nathan’s Needs, John Joseph’s Journey and finally Melanie’s Mission.
Between May to August, our members took part in various activities including;
weight loss challenges, bake sales, tug of war, auctions, 62 mile Northumberland Coastline walks, blood drives, 84 mile Hadrians Wall walks, a fully kitted Great North 10k, Gung Ho 5k obstacle course and much, much more.
Our followers, friends, opponents and all involved gave generously and we found local companies helping out too, such as Wolfe & Crown who held a gift raffle and kindly donated their profits!
The fundraising ended back in August and after collecting the funds in, we raised a total of £2300.00 to be split between the five causes, an incredible amount which is now being paid out.
We would like to thank everyone who took part, got involved, supported us, gave generously or helped us in this campaign… it truly is appreciated by us and by those who will be receiving the money raised.