It’s easier than ever to back the Reporter Series Fund charity appeal

CHARITY CHAMPION Joe Cooper is raising money for the Reporter Series Fund by taking part in the Brian Robinson Challenge on Sunday.
CHARITY CHAMPION Joe Cooper is raising money for the Reporter Series Fund by taking part in the Brian Robinson Challenge on Sunday.

A Reporter Series Fund web page went live this week, making it even easier for you to make donations to our charity appeal.

Readers can visit our Virgin Money Giving page to find out about the challenges our staff are taking on and pledge sponsorship to spur them on.

And by ticking the gift aid box, you’ll be adding an extra 25 per cent to the money heading to our chosen charities – Kirkwood Hospice, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, One Community and Asthma UK.

Reporter Joe Cooper is taking part in the Brian Robinson Challenge on Sunday to raise cash for our year-long appeal.

“It’s pretty daunting to be taking on a 75 mile bike ride,” he said. “I’m excited but expect to be exhausted by the end. It would be great to get some sponsorship to keep me going when I’m starting to get tired and the finish line still seems a long way off.”

Media sales consultant Russ Cowling competed in the World Coal Carrying Championships in Gawthorpe last month, running a mile while carrying a 50kg sack of coal.

He will join reporters Jamie Presland and Georgina Morris at the start line of the Leeds 10k in July.

Sports journalist Jamie will also run the Yorkshire Marathon in October.

Click on the link to the right of this story to make a donation.