To help support the charity’s special Christmas appeal, today’s charity partner will be for the second time this season is Weston Park Cancer Hospital Charity, the organisation that works to support and fund the work of Weston Park Hospital.
A grieving family from Sheffield have vowed to shine bright this Christmas in memory of young mum and popular teacher, Hayley Whitehead.
At the age of 28, Hayley Whitehead, from Low Edges, had everything to live for - a close family, loving husband and a beautiful two year old daughter with plans to have another child.
But in May 2013, after suffering with pain in one of her breasts, Hayley visited her GP who sent her for further tests at Weston Park Hospital. Hayley was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and just four months later, after chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, she passed away in Weston Park Hospital surrounded by her heart broken family.
Gaynor and Hayley’s daughter, Annabella were the first people to donate to the Christmas Star Appeal and get their star which, Gaynor told Annabella, would be ‘hung on the tree for mummy’ this Christmas.
The charity needs to raise more than £2 million this year to fund a wide range of projects that will keep Weston Park Hospital at the forefront of cancer care.
The charity will be having a bucket collection at today’s match and welcome any donations from Owls fans.
Donations to the appeal can be made via post, online at www.Christmasstarappeal.org.uk or by texting WPCC14 followed by the amount you would like to donate (£1, £3, £5 or £10) to 70070.
For more information on Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity visit www.wphcancercharity.org.uk or call the charity office on 0114 226 5370.