Armadillo Self Storage in Hull, England, held a rugby-league match last month to raise funds for Jasmine Jones, a local girl diagnosed with cancer. Organized by Life For a Kid (LFK), the game raised £1,500 for Jones' ongoing medical and transport costs, £50 of which was donated by Armadillo.
Established in March 2009, LFK is a charitable organization that helps children and families who have been affected by serious illness. The group provides funds and equipment to help children under the age of 16 live a better life. It also assists children who require life-saving or life-changing operations. The foundation was based on the fundraising efforts of the Great Britain Rugby League All Stars.
The Armadillo rugby match was between the All Stars and a local Hull team. The All Stars were coached by rugby league legend Andy Gregory and captained by Paul Newlove, another former Great Britain player.
Every year, Armadillo Self Storage gives free storage space to LFK valued at £1,794. John Colley from the Armadillo Hull branch also gives regular monetary donations to the charity. In gratitude, LFK Founder Dean Hoggard agreed to put the Armadillo logo on the All Stars league shirts, which will be seen as they play up and down the country raising money for LFK.
“Help from John Colley and Armadillo is priceless for the Life for a Kid charity. A big thank you to John for his continued support," said Hoggard.