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Bradford Bulls hardship fund reaches £15k
3:34pm Tuesday 7th August 2012 in Bulls
Supporters' group BullBuilder have revealed that donations to the hardship fund have passed £15,000 after a bucket collection at the recent game against Widnes raised over £3,600.
The total also includes monies from Warrington Wolves after they donated their share of the Bulls' advanced ticket sales from the previous match to the fund.
The hardship fund was set up by BullBuilder, the Bradford Bulls Supporters Trust, to help those staff suffering financial hardship after being made redundant last month but who continue to give their time and effort to the Bulls for free.
The fund is administered by the club pastor Warren Evans and so far over £9,000 has been paid out to those in need.
"The support we have received has been overwhelming", said BullBuilder chairman Chris Hardstaff.
"Once again the rugby league community has made us proud to support the greatest game. Not only would I like to thank the Bradford public who have dug deep once again but also special thanks must go to the Warrington club for their generous donation and the Widnes fans who also contributed on Sunday. It goes to show the strength of feeling towards the Bulls and the fund will go to assist those who are working hard to keep the club alive."
Fundraising for the hardship fund continues this week with a raffle of Bulls goodies. The prize is a Bradford Bulls "nappy cake" which includes baby shampoo, muslin and nappies as well as a Bulls towel and Bullboy soft toy.
Raffle tickets are only £2 for a strip of five tickets with all funds raised going to the BullBuilder hardship fund. Tickets are available now from the Bulls ticket office and the draw will take place in the Coral Stand after the Hull KR match on Friday night.