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)

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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.