Sheffield Wednesday have signed up to support the local heroes who serve in the armed forces.
The club highlighted its backing for the ‘Heroes Welcome UK’ scheme at the recent home game against Charlton.
Chairman Milan Mandaric said: “Sheffield Wednesday are proud to show their ongoing support for local heroes who risk their lives for this country.”
Local organisations and businesses across the city are being encouraged to show their support to serving members of the armed forces living in and visiting the city.
Sheffield has joined this voluntary scheme and businesses are encouraged to offer a warm welcome to service personnel, perhaps by offering a small discount.
The founder and National Co-ordinator of Heroes Welcome UK, John W Senior TD welcomed Sheffield to the scheme:
"We are delighted that Sheffield Wednesday has joined the City of Sheffield and Heroes Welcome Yorkshire family in supporting those serving in the British Armed Forces.
Joining the scheme is acknowledged as a meaningful and appropriate show of gratitude and is very much appreciated by those serving at home and more particularly by those overseas who are unable to be with their families and loved ones this Christmas, Sheffield we thank you!"
Businesses can register for this scheme by clicking here and they will receive a window sticker to display their support and to show the offer they are making.