New ‘Wheatfields’ burger gets Leeds Rhino star’s approval

Leeds Rhinos player Jamie Peacock launches a new burger to raise money for Wheatfields Hospice, at the Arc, Headingley. Picture by Simon Hulme
Leeds Rhinos player Jamie Peacock launches a new burger to raise money for Wheatfields Hospice, at the Arc, Headingley. Picture by Simon Hulme
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A well-known sporting star has called on burger fans in Leeds to eat like a rhino in aid of Wheatfields Hospice.

Jamie Peacock, Leeds Rhinos prop and former captain of both Great Britain and England, was the first to have his tastebuds tickled yesterday by the new ‘Wheatfields’ burger - launched by Leeds-based restaurant group Arc Inspirations.

The limited edition burger is available now at the group’s Arc restaurant in Headingley and 25p from every sale will go towards the nearby hospice.

The Challenge Cup champion told the YEP: “It’s brilliant that Arc Inspirations have created this burger, which will donate funds to a fantastic local cause, Wheatfields Hospice.”

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Martin Wolstencroft, managing director of Arc Inspirations, said: “It is important for us to support our local community and charities close to home which is why we have decided to partner with Wheatfields Hospice on our latest Arc menu. The work that they do is amazing and it is fantastic for us to be able to contribute to the awareness and fundraising efforts of the charity.”

Georgie Abbott, senior hospice fundraiser at Wheatfields Hospice said they were “delighted” to work with their Arc Inspirations - their Headingley neighbours.

“It costs us £4 million to keep the doors of Wheatfields Hospice open every year so we are incredibly grateful for their support. All the funds raised will help us to continue providing specialist care services, supporting people living with incurable illnesses in Leeds,” she added.

The ‘Wheatfields’ charity burger is now on sale at The Arc, on Ash Road, Headingley, for £6.95.

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