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Children’s charity look forward to Owls in the Park!

7 July 2014

A leading Sheffield children’s charity is set to make an appearance at this year’s Sheffield Wednesday family fun day, Owls in the Park which takes place on Sunday 13 July.
 
The Children’s Hospital Charity, will be hosting stalls with fun activities for guests to get involved in as well as selling charity merchandise. The charity’s mascot Theo the Bear is also set to make a special appearance!
 
Every pound raised for The Children’s Hospital Charity makes a huge difference to the young patients and their families. Donations enable the charity to go over and above the standard NHS provision, funding areas such as research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses, improvements to the hospital environment, specialist medical equipment and new facilities to extend the range of treatment provided. All of this means the hospital can stay at the forefront of paediatric care.

Money raised from Owls in the Park will go towards the charity’s ongoing ‘Make it Better’ appeal, transforming the children’s hospital.
 
Gemma Bower, fundraiser at The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re grateful to Sheffield Wednesday for letting us come down to the event. We have a fantastic relationship with the club so this is a really nice way of celebrating that.
 
“Myself and a few wonderful volunteers will be on our stall looking forward to meeting as many people as possible who come to the event We hope to raise as much money and awareness for the Charity as possible! We look forward to seeing lots of you there on the day that promises to be lots of fun for everyone!”
 
The day, which is hosted by the club and sponsored by the Brooklyn Steakhouse, is now in its third year and is expected to attract thousands of people.
 
Along with appearances from Wednesday players, other activities include live entertainment, 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 and pose for photos – 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. 
 
As well as The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, local children’s hospice, Bluebell Wood - the Community Programme’s official charity partner - will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the organisation.
 
In addition, the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Support Dogs, The Eden Dora Trust, Diabetes UK, Prostate Cancer UK - the official charity partners of the Football League, Sheffield Futures and The British Heart Foundation 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.


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