Sky Sports’ Kammy in charity challenge in Morley

Football pundit Chris Kamara is heading to Morley hoping to boost the coffers of a £1million charity target.

Kamara, a well-known Sky Sports pundit, is a Marie Curie ambassador and has backed Yorkshire Building Society’s ‘Hour of Need’ campaign.

The Society’s branch in Morley, on Queen Street, will be inviting customers and the public to become fundraising fans and support a Keepy Uppy Challenge on Friday, July 1 in aid of Marie Curie.

Colleagues will be trying to do as many keepy uppies – touches of a football to keep it off the ground - as they can in an hour to raise money for the campaign.

Every £20 raised will fund one hour of Marie Curie nursing care.

People can also enter a football sweepstake and treat themselves to a homemade cake with every £20 funding one hour of Marie Curie nursing care.

Chris, who played for and managed Bradford City, said: “There has been some unbelievable fundraising happening for Marie Curie, thanks to Yorkshire Building Society’s Hour of Need campaign.

“This is why I am backing Society colleagues in Morley that are taking part in a Marie Curie Keepy Uppy challenge.

“Customers and colleagues from around the country have so far helped to raise a fantastic £900,000 and with continued support, we can help them on their way to reaching their £1million goal.”

Peter Jowett, manager of the Morley branch of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We’re so proud that customers in Morley have helped us be on the ball and make this the Society’s most successful ever national fundraising campaign.”

The ‘Hour of Need’ campaign was launched in 2014 with the aim of raising £500,000 by December 2016 but reached that target a year early with the current total standing at £900.000.

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