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Sheffield Wednesday announce charity commitment at Owls family day!

24 June 2014

Sheffield Wednesday’s annual family community day, Owls in the Park is proud to support a selection of Sheffield-based charities at this year’s event.

Charities attending the day, and who will be running various fun activities for guests to get involved in, are Bluebell Wood, The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Support Dogs. Also attending the day is the ‘Eden Dora Trust’ a charity that specialises in raising awareness for ‘Encephalitis.

The club is extremely proud to facilitate the charities in their fundraising appeals and hope that as much money as possible is raised on the day.

This year’s Owls in the Park, which is set to be bigger than ever, is looking forward to welcoming the Sheffield charities and hopes that guests can support the organisations by joining in with their activities and donate money towards their fundraising campaigns. 

The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind is holding a unique teddy bear parachute at the family fun day which will see hundreds of teddy bears jump off a crane to raise money for the charity. The bears, which will be sponsored £5 by the owner, will be entered into the parachute jump and taken through various fun stages to replicate a real parachute including a departure lounge, flight number and check-in desk!

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!

As well as stalls selling items for dogs and owners, Support Dogs will be running demonstrations with their dogs in training to showcase the range of skills used to increase the independence of people affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability. 

The charity will also host a special ‘Support Dogs’ Dog Show’ which will let you enter your pet for contention in various categories including cutest pup, best trick and best biscuit catcher!

Bluebell Wood – the Community Programme’s official charity partner, will be running a lucky dip, tombola and other fun games for the whole family to enjoy. The organisation will be holding an official bucket collection in a bid to raise much-needed funds for the charity.

The Eden Dora Trust aims to raise money for ‘Encephalitis’ – an inflammation to the brain caused by either an infection or an allergic reaction. The charity was set up in honour of Eden, who was six at the time of diagnosis. The disease affects her everyday life and has changed hers and her family’s lives forever. The organisation will have a stall at Owls in the Park which hopes to raise money for the charity and awareness for the illness.

Also joining the main beneficiaries on the day are the Football League official charity partner Prostate Cancer UK, The British Legion and Diabetes UK.

The day, hosted by the club and sponsored by the Brooklyn Steakhouse, is now in its third year and is expected to attract thousands of people to Hillsborough Park.
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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