02/05/2009 23:07

The Hull Wasps won a thrilling fundraiser game at the Gemtec Arena on Saturday evening against the Kingston Icebergs and raised £869.60 for charity. Dove House Hospice was the clubs chosen charity for the game who are a local organisation who help those people suffering from life threatening illnesses.

The charity game was also in memory of the former Hull Kingston Icebergs player, Jason Shakespeare, who saldy passed away 2 years ago through cancer, and was looked after by Dove House Hospice, based on Chamberlain Road, Hull.

"It was a fantastic occasion and one we're extremely proud to have been able to do." said club director, David Bushnell.

"The players wore their hearts on their sleeves during the game and gave 110% in their performances and it made it a really great game of basketball. We've now managed to raise a good amount of money for Dove House and we are hoping to beat that total again next year."

The club would like to thank everyone involved in the charity game including the fans who came and donated their money in order to help the cause. The club would also like to thank all it's volunteers who helped make the night a huge success.