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.