Tigers help Severn Hospice at Shropshire Business Awards
Telford Tigers helped to raise almost Â£4,000 for Severn Hospice by sponsoring a charity card game at the Shropshire Business Awards.
The glittering event, held at the International Centre in Telford on Friday night, was attended by over 600 business leaders .
Guests were asked to donate cash before playing the game, which saw winners drawn from Tigers-branded playing cards.
The finalists were then invited onto the stage to receive a Tigers championship shirt each, with the final winner taking home Â£250.
Matt Bowyer, CEO of Telford Tigers, said: â€œThe card game was a wonderful way of supporting a vital cause, that is close to the hearts of so many people.
â€œWhen Shropshire Chamber offered us the chance to sponsor the game, we were more than happy to help out. The final total raised was Â£3,800, which we know will go towards helping a lot of people at a crucial part of their lives.
â€œIt was also a great way to have a little bit of fun on the evening. Everyone really got into the spirit of the game, which is what it was all about.
â€œThe best part was when finalists were asked to give their best roars on stage â€“ it suddenly got very competitive!â€
The orange and black playing cards also featured an offer for guests to attend a Telford Tigers home game next season.
Mike Perry, community fundraising advisor for Severn Hospice, said: â€œOn behalf of our patients and their families, we would like to thank everyone who attended the Shropshire Business Awards and took part in the Telford Tigers card game.
â€œWe are very grateful for the money raised for Severn Hospice during the evening.
â€œSevern Hospice needs to raise nearly Â£7 million every year to enable us to continue providing care and support to people in Shropshire and Mid Wales who are living with incurable illnesses; we are only able to do this thanks to the incredible generosity of our local community.â€