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Tigers official charity Warning Zone raises £11,000

Warning Zone, a Leicester Tigers official charity for the 2017/18 season, raised more than £11,000 at a charity night staged at Welford Road.

The charity runs a purpose-built centre in Leicester city centre for youngsters to learn a variety of life-skills. It delivers eight set-piece scenarios to educate youngsters to understand the risks and consequences of peer pressure, anti-social behaviour, grooming, cyber-bullying and much more.

The held their ‘Sportsnight With Stringer’ evening at Welford Road last month, with Tigers legends Peter Wheeler and Martin Corry attending alongside sporting stars from Leicestershire County Cricket, Leicester Riders and Leicester City.

BBC Radio Leicester presenter Ian Stringer was the evening’s host and chatted to the stars about their careers as well as inviting questions from the audience.

More than 200 people attended the event, which included a raffle to win a variety of prizes, experiences and signed sporting merchandise, with the money going towards supporting the work of Warning Zone. 

Earlier this year, the charity also raised £1,600 in bucket collections and donations from fans at Tigers’ home win against Wasps in Premiership Rugby.

Richard Grudgings, operations manager at Warning Zone, said: “As one of the chosen charities for the Leicester Tigers this season, we’re really grateful for the opportunity to host our events at Welford Road. 

“The mix of sports stars really worked at last month’s ‘Sportsnight With Stringer’ event and the audience listened with great intent and interest. I would like to thank all our sporting stars and all the staff at the Tigers who were so helpful in all areas to make this such a tremendous success."

Warning Zone will host a Pub Quiz and Curry Night at Welford Road on Thursday, September 6.

For more information about getting involved or if you would like tickets, please contact Richard Grudgings on 0116 2629739 or  [email protected]