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Owls attend hospice fundraiser

19 February 2014

Two Owls’ stars surprised diners at a Sheffield restaurant holding a VIP event in aid of a local children’s hospice.

Jose Semedo and Miguel Llera made an unexpected appearances at Zizzi on Leopold Square to show support for a fundraising night for Bluebell Wood - the Community Programme’s charity partner.

Through a combination of donations and an auction £1,612 was raised for the South Anston-based facility which cares for kids with a shortened life expectancy.

However, the restaurant also agreed to donate £1 for every customer served over the weekend and 602 meals later the final total was a huge £2,217.

Zizzi General Manager Kathryn Mosley thanked Sheffield Wednesday for supporting the evening.

She said: “Both the kind donation of auction prizes and the presence of Jose and Miguel proved how much the club cares about the local community and its charities.

“The players were a pleasure; spending time with the diners and making their nigh at memorable one.”

Defender Llera added: “Jose and I are regular visitors of Zizzi and were delighted when we were asked to support both the restaurant and such a worthwhile charity.

“The players have visited the hospice and have seen first-hand the amazing work they do so we would like to thank everyone who helped made the evening a huge success.”

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