Donating to the Reporter Series Fund is easy

Reporter Series staff with pound coins to encourage everyone to donate a pound for the Reporter Series Fund
Reporter Series staff with pound coins to encourage everyone to donate a pound for the Reporter Series Fund

This year the Reporter Series is committed to raising as much money as possible for four great charities - but we need your help to make it a success.

Whether it’s organising a cake sale, sponsored silence, a non-uniform day at your school or simply giving us your change we need you to get involved.

We’re supporting four charities in the Reporter Series Fund - Kirkwood Hospice, the Forget-Me-Not children’s hospice, grassroots charitable foundation One Community and national charity Asthma UK.

All will benefit from a year of fundraising by Reporter Series staff and our readers. Once you’ve got an idea for a fundraiser, let us know,and we’ll tell everyone about it,and feature photographs of your event or challenge once it’s complete.

Reporter Series editor Hannah Ridgeway said: ”We know there are some very, very generous people out there in the area who will have some fantastic ideas for fundraising.

“I really hope that our readers will get onboard with us and chose the Reporter Series Fund as a beneficiary for fundraising.

“We want to cover your event and give you,or your organisation, some publicity for your fundraising efforts. So, if you could pledge to do a bag pack,a coffee morning,a sponsored run,or anything else for this fund just let us know.”

When you’ve totted up the total raised, simply call in to our Dewsbury office on Wellington Road with cash or a cheque, made payable to the Reporter Series Fund. Cheques can also be sent by post to the Dewsbury Reporter, 17 Wellington Road, Dewsbury, WF131HQ.

Donations can also be made online on our Virgin Giving page.

Click here to donate.

The charities set to benefit -

Money donated to the Reporter Series Fund this year will be split equally between four charities:

Kirkwood Hospice

The charity offers free specialist care to adults in our district with life limiting illnesses at any time from diagnosis until end of life. It runs inpatient, day care, community palliative care and drop-in services, plus an advice line for professionals. It also supports families, friends and carers.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

The hospice supports children with life limiting conditions and their families throughout West yorkshire. It cares for more than 50 children though its Hospice at Home service and at its new hospice building in Huddersfield, and offers counselling and advice to their loved ones.

One Community

The charitable foundation gives grants to grassroots groups and small charities in Kirklees to support their work in our communities. It uses money raised through endowment funds to support local projects ranging from arts festivals and junior sports to luncheon clubs and youth groups.

Asthma UK

The national charity works to reduce the impact of asthma on people’s lives. It gives experts advice and support to those affected. It also funds research into treatments and finding a cure for the condition with claims a life every eight minutes in the UK.