Cheerleaders raise hundreds for New Cross appeal

A cheerleading group has raised hundreds for the Voices for New Cross Appeal.

Crimson Tide Cheer, which is based in Penn and Wednesfield, is now in its 10th year and teaches youngsters aged four to 20 years old.

Each year, the club runs a 5km run around Wolverhampton's West Park to raise funds for new equipment for the club, however this year members wanted to use the fundraiser to help those working on the frontline in the NHS.

Instead of running around the city centre park, members decided to run a virtual 5km around their home neighbourhoods, gardens or local parks.

In total the members raised more than £700 for the charity which supports workers at New Cross Hospital.

Head coaches Emily Untener and Kimberley Sach run the club on a voluntary basis.

Emily said: "A small group of the athletes asked if they could raise money for a local charity due to Covid-19, so after a discussion with parents we decided to hold a virtual 5km run.

"We set a target of £500 and exceeded this and raised just over £700 which was donated to Voices for New Cross Appeal.

"We are extremely proud of the athletes and would like to thank them all for there hard efforts in such a difficult time when we managed to bring the team spirit back despite the athletes not seeing each other since March when we decided to close down the club to keep our athletes and their families safe."

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