Helping Hands to boost community

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CARING businessmen are aiming to raise thousands of pounds for the South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton community.

James Handley and Ashley Vickers, from AJs Sports and Teamwear, Darren Rawes, owner of Windward Printing, Les Bradley, from Bradley Distribution, resident Michael Bentham and Craig Tucker, owner of the Goldpot arcade and cafe, have joined forces to set up a new company called Helping Hands.

The men aim to raise funds for the organisation, which is in the process of becoming a registered charity, and hand it out to numerous deserving causes, providing the money is spent in the South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton areas.

The group formed Helping Hands after deciding the area needed a boost following the death of Bethany Jones, 18, on the M62.

The men have already organised a summer ball at the Rogerthorpe Manor on Saturday, June 8, to kickstart their fundraising.

Mr Handley said: “We want to do something that is long term – this will last for years and raise a lot of money for the community.”

Tickets for the summer ball cost £35 per person and include a two-course meal and entertainment. The event also needs sponsors, who will receive promotion and advertising. To book a table or sponsor the event, contact Helping Hands on Facebook or call 07785 282743.