Pop on a hard hat, a lamp andÂ go an adventure 140 m underground into Englandâ€™s last deep coalmine. Chat to charismatic former-miners as they tell the tales of their mining careers and the men, women, children, animals and equipment that worked the coal mines for centuries before them. Hear how mining lingo, hardships and dangers shape how we live our lives today…
PLUS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY… You can experience a night shift down the pit in to raiseÂ funds to go directly to provide emergency winter fuel grants for local families suffering the harsh effects of the cold weather.
Community Foundation Wakefield District are looking for teams of people to Spend a Night Shift down the Pit with BBC Look North’s Harry Gration.
Your team will go underground at 11.00pm on Wednesday 5th February before resurfacing at 1.00am.
Following a successful launch of this yearâ€™s Winter Fuel Challenge, where Â£16,600 was raised, you’re invited to join us and Yorkshire Families to go on this adventure in aid of a great cause!
This unique event has already received support from Chadwick Lawrence, Direct Marketing, OE Electrical, Jolliffe Cork and the National Coal Mining Museum. You will be going underground with TV presenter, Harry Gration and others who are happy to start the New Year helping keep local families warm this Winter.
If you and your friends/family/colleagues are interested in taking part in the event please contact:Â [email protected]. Alternatively, it is easy to sign up or donate via: https://www.justgiving.com/team/NightShift
Spend a Night Shift down the PitÂ Wednesday 5th February 2020Â 11.00pm â€“ 1.00am at National Coal Mining Museum of England.Â
What’s on for families at National Coal Mining Museum of England?
The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a unique day out filled with grit and charm:
- Go 140m Underground to experience England’s last deep coal mine. This is free although a voluntary donation of Â£5 is recommended per person.
- Explore 14 galleries and buildings for free.
- A free soft play area for younger children.
- An outdoor adventure playground.
- Meet the Pit Ponies!
- Watch and chat to real life Blacksmiths doing metal work.
- Go on the woodland trail.
- There’s also a cafe, shop and picnic area too.
It’s all free to enter and a full day out for the whole family!
For more information, go to: https://www.ncm.org.uk
Where do you love going for a free family day out?