One in a Million children's charity in £50,000 appeal for help

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Charity founder Wayne Jacobs Charity founder Wayne Jacobs

A mystery person has pledged to match-fund a Bradford children’s charity pound for pound if it can raise £50,000 by August 31.

One in A Million, which supports disadvantaged children and young people across the city, now wants the public to help get them over the line.

Craig McHugh, a director at the charity, said: “We like a good challenge at One In A Million.”

Now, it has lined up a series of 50:50 challenges as they aim to raise £100,000 – and are looking for teams and individuals to join them.

First up, on March 16, is the Bradford 10k, followed by a 15,000ft tandem skydive on May 10 at Hibaldstow Airfield, North Lincolnshire.

On May 19 there will be a celebrity/amateur golf day at Bradford Golf Club, Hawksworth Lane, Guiseley. It costs £320 per team of four to enter, or £80 per individual player.

On June 18 and 19, there is the Welsh 3000s, where to finish, competitors are required to have been at the top of all the 15 mountains over 3,000 feet high in Wales within 24 hours, without using any form of transport.

On July 19, teams of four from Bradford businesses are invited to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.

There will also be a supermarket bag pack.

Mr McHugh said: “Together we can reach our target of £50,000 and open more development centres for children and young people of Bradford.”

One In A Million was co-founded by ex-Bradford City footballer Wayne Jacobs in 2005. It now provides community-based sports, arts and enterprise programmes to more than 1,000 children and young people living in disadvantaged areas of Bradford.

Anyone interested in taking part in any of the challenges can contact One in A Million on 01274 723439 or events@oneinamillion.org.uk.

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