Over 600 members of children’s football academy brand, Kixx, headed over to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a fundraising Polar Trek last weekend. The event was a huge success for both Kixx and the Yorkshire Wildlife Park with Kixx members raising over £6000 in sponsors for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.
The fundraiser was set up by Kixx, to help celebrate the launch of its ‘Kixx Community Programme’, which in their words ‘Aims to positively impact the world we live in’. It was certainly a fantastic start to the new initiative, with over 600 children and parents who visit a Kixx Academy on a weekly basis, attending the organised Polar Trek.
All funds raised by Kixx will go directly to Polar Bears International, which is a part of a project to protect Polar Bears and their wider natural arctic habitat.
Children and parents who attended enjoyed trekking around the world famous ‘Project Polar’ reserves at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and completing a fun trail organised by Kixx.
Kixx founder, and Doncaster born, Ben Hunter commented:
“First and foremost I would like to thank every child and every parent from Kixx who took part in this amazing fundraiser. You have all raised an incredible amount of money and we are extremely proud of your efforts.
“The Kixx Community Programme was created and launched to help make a positive impact in the world we live in. The efforts at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park were fantastic and this is the first of many things that will be happening within the Kixx Community Programme. We want our impact to be felt not just here in the UK, but across the world.
“Since opening their doors, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park have achieved so much and they have saved the lives of so many animals. It truly is an inspirational and caring set up and Kixx will continue to support the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation moving forward.”
Kixx, formerly known as Mini Kicks, is a children’s football academy brand that started in Doncaster just over 8 years ago. In 2019, Kixx has a large number of football academies all over the country, along with an education programme for schools & nurseries, and now its new ‘Community Programme’.
For more information about Kixx, you can visit www.kixx.org.uk or follow KixxUK on Facebook.