SLTV: Tomkins and Heinz raise over £4k for Joining Jack
8th February 2013
Sam Tomkins and Heinz this week presented a cheque for £4,024 to ex-professional rugby league player Andy Johnson, founder of the charity Joining Jack.
The donation comes following the highly successful sales of the 2,012 sought-after limited edition cans of Heinz BIG Soup ‘Beef, Tomkins & Onion’ – commissioned by Heinz last October in honor of the Wigan and England full-back winning the celebrated Super League 2012 Man of Steel award.
Aware of Tomkins’ close ties with the Wigan-based charity, Heinz BIG Soup chose to donate all proceeds from his special £1 can to Joining Jack, the organisation set up by ex-Wigan Warrior Andy Johnson after his son Jack was diagnosed with the currently untreatable muscle wasting disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Available exclusively at the ASDA Supercentre in Wigan, all 2,012 flew off the shelves. Proceeds raised from the sale of the commemorative Heinz BIG Soup cans have been matched by ASDA, doubling the donation to a final total of £4,024.