Charity fund tops £3k mark

The Reporter Series fund will receive a �200 boost thanks to Ladbrokes in Mirfield. They offered an �80 bet on England to win the Ashes, Chris Singleton  with the winnings. (d621a336)
The Reporter Series fund will receive a �200 boost thanks to Ladbrokes in Mirfield. They offered an �80 bet on England to win the Ashes, Chris Singleton with the winnings. (d621a336)

England’s cricketers have done their bit for the Reporter Series Fund.

Their triumph over Australia in the Ashes this summer has given our fund a £200 cash boost – and the total amount raised is now more than £3,000.

Generous staff at Ladbrokes offered the Reporter Series an £80 charity bet to mark the Mirfield branch’s official opening.

England retained the Ashes after a draw in the third test at Old Trafford. But it was their dramatic win at Chester-le-Street that saw them win the series outright and the Reporter Series Fund benefit from the cash.

Ladbrokes manager Chris Singleton said: “We want to work with local businesses as much as we can and charitable work like this is always nice to do.”

Runners from across the district – including Reporter Series journalists – helped raise more than £500 last month for the fund by taking part in the Flat Cap Five race through Dewsbury. Other members of staff are still undertaking various challenges.