A leading Sheffield children’s charity is gearing up for Sheffield Wednesday’s annual family fun day, Owls in the Park which takes place this Sunday.
The huge family fun day, hosted by the club and now in its third year, is expected to once more draw thousands of people to the unique event.
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, who are the club’s community programme’s official charity partner, will be hosting various fun games and activities at the Owls event to raise much needed funds for the organisation.
The North Anston based charity supports local children with a shortened life expectancy and rely heavily on donations to meet their fundraising targets.
Bluebell Wood will be holding a stall that contains a lucky dip, tombola and a name the bear activity. The charity’s mascot, Fern the Squirrel will also make an appearance on the day! Charity volunteers will also be doing bucket collections throughout the event.
Julie Hampson, Corporate Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said “We’re really excited to be part of this year’s Owls in the Park. Sheffield Wednesday have been fantastic supporters of the hospice over the years and we’re looking forward to celebrating with them on the day and being a part of this fantastic event.
“We’ll be holding fun activities for the whole family and all the money raised will help us be there for local children who need us most.”
Owls fans will get the chance to meet the players, pose for photos and get autographs. The players will come out to meet fans from around midday till 4:30pm.
This year, visitors can expect to experience a host of activities to suit everyone. Along with appearances from Wednesday players, other activities include live music, a funfair, catering and fun games at various stalls around the park. The Owls’ mascots, Ozzie and Barney, will also make a special appearance!
Supporters will have the opportunity to get the autographs of their heroes – together with buying Season Tickets and official Memberships, which will be on sale on the day.
The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, the club’s charitable arm, will host various taster sessions and activities which will include a World Cup themed football tournament, inflatable pitches and a range of community stalls.
Coaches from the programme will also deliver free of charge sessions in futsal, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
As well as Bluebell Wood, The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, The Royal Society for the Blind and Support Dogs will join the day with special activities and entertainment throughout what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon!
Owls in the Park 2014 is free to attend and takes place on Sunday 13 July, starting at 11.00am and finishing at 5:30pm.