England captain backs community fund-raiser
England captain Jamie Peacock is urging all community clubs to take part in the latest Community Game Raffle.
The raffle – in its fifth year – has raised over £150,000 for community teams and the Rugby League Foundation charity and this year’s is set to be the best yet.
“The raffle is a great way for clubs to raise money for both themselves and a worthy cause like the Rugby League Foundation,” said Peacock, who has retained strong links with the community club where he started his career, Stanningley.
“It’s a great initiative which is growing in popularity year after year. I’m sure this year’s will be the most successful for everyone.”
Just like previous years, tickets will go on sale for £1, with the selling club or school receiving 70p from every ticket and the RL Foundation the remaining 30p.
A host of fantastic prizes are again on offer with a five-night trip to New York and £500 spending money topping the bill. As well as individual prizes selling clubs and schools will also be eligible to win prizes for being the biggest sellers.
For more information on the 2012 Community Game Raffle visit http://www.rlcommunitygameraffle.co.uk