The Little Warriors invaded Sixways earlier this month all in the name of charity – and we are delighted to announce that over £3,000 was raised for charity thanks to your fantastic support!
Worcester Cavaliers tackled The Army in a friendly fixture at the home of the Warriors on Wednesday, March 7 with one unusual twist – the game was run by students from a local city school!
The Warriors Community team have been working closely with Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester to run a project that has allowed pupils from the school, based on Bilford Road, to deliver a match day with a difference at Sixways.
Students from all age groups at the school– who dubbed themselves the Little Warriors – helped run the event and covered every aspect of the fixture, from Marketing & Media to Corporate Hospitality and Fundraising, to get a hands-on feel to life at the Warriors.
The pupils decided that the charity match would also raise funds for the Warriors Community Foundation and SSAFA Forces Help through gate entry and a raffle on the night, that saw prizes such as a stadium tour for six people, a signed Warriors home shirt, signed Warriors ball, signed poster and Warriors cake all claimed.
We are now pleased to confirm that the event raised a brilliant £3,309.73 and that has been split between the two charities.
Carol Hart, Warriors Community Foundation Manager, said: “The ‘Little Warriors’ project was designed to give school children the opportunity to get real hands on experience in the running of sport as a business.
“We entrusted them with an A league game, a target audience of at least 1,000 people, and a fundraising target of £3,000 for their two chosen charities. They smashed their targets and delivered the match without a hitch.
“The students had just eight weeks to prepare, covering the areas of marketing, media, hospitality, fundraising and operations. This kind of experience is invaluable, it brings education and business closer together.
“A big well done to everyone involved and also our supporters who turned out in force on the night of the game to support the special event.”