The Trust at the heart of the Batley community
Welcome back to the last half term of this academic year. What better way to start the new term, and kick start June (the month of The Great Get Together campaign) with the Jo Cox memorial match, and fantastic community family fun day, at Batley Bulldogs in the glorious Batley sunshine.
The world famous rugby club opened its gates for free, for two exciting matches, and loads of great family activities. The crowds came in their droves, and The Fox's Biscuits Stadium was packed. The event was supported by our local MP, local councillors and local community groups, such as More In Common. As well as supporting bringing people together, and tackling loneliness in our local community, the purpose of this event was to raise awareness for people living with a colostomy. Team Colostomy UK played the British Asian Rugby Association, then Batley Bulldogs took on York Knights.
It was wonderful to see so many of our young people attending this community event, some of whom were helping and supporting the organisation and running of the event. Many of our young people are part of the local Scouts Groups who put on a wonderful BBQ for everyone. We were able to capture a great photo of one of our current learners with one of our alumni, who is now studying engineering and raising awareness of women into engineering as a career. They are also Gold and Bronze World Champions in Karate - what an inspirational group of young people!