Following the incredible success of Owls in the Park 2015, Sheffield Wednesday have invited representatives from the raft of charities involved to Saturday’s pre-season game against St Mirren.
The unique community event saw participation from more than 25 charities and to celebrate this ground-breaking figure, the Owls have donated over 2,000 tickets for the friendly fixture at Hillsborough.
Long-standing partners including Bluebell Wood, Children’s Hospital Charity, Weston Park Cancer Hospital Charity, Support Dogs, Royal Society for the Blind, Cavendish Care and British Heart Foundation will attend the game as the club’s special guests.
Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dejphon Chansiri said: “I know our club has always shown admirable dedication to local and national charities, and my long term intention is to take that commitment to the next level.
“To see so many charities involved in our Owls in the Park event was heart-warming and as a club, we are so proud to give our full support to their individual causes.
“We will take great pleasure in welcoming the charities and their representatives to Hillsborough this weekend and look forward to extending our relationships through the new season and beyond.”
The St Mirren invitation was open to all connected to the respective charities, who strive to raise both funds and awareness on an everyday basis.
Lauren Sweeney, Trust Fundraiser at Support Dogs, added: “A fantastic day was had by everyone at Support Dogs at this fantastic event.
“Owls in the Park helped us to raise awareness for our charity and showcase our dogs’ work as well as vital funds.
“We were also able to meet lots of our charity’s supporters, which was brilliant. We can’t wait to do it all over again next year and would like to thank everyone from Sheffield Wednesday for the platform they provide.”