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Junior fan donates money to local charity campaign

18 May 2015

A Junior Sheffield Wednesday fan has donated her pocket money to her local paper’s 'Pennies for Heroes' campaign to mark the bravery of her great-grandfather.

Caitlin, who is celebrating turning nine today, collects her loose change in a jam jar in the kitchen and once she’s saved up goes shopping to treat her family to small gifts.

But this month, she has donated her money to the Burton Mail’s campaign to raise money for the ‘Pennies for our Heroes’ campaign after she saw it in the paper.

Money raised from the campaign will go towards paying for trees planted across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire. They will represent a memorial for people to pay their own respects and to honour people who fought in the war.

Caitlin, who lives in Burton and goes to as many games as possible, wanted to get involved with the project because she admires her great-grandfather Bernard Bools, who fought in the Second World War.

Mr Bools is now 92 years old, lives in Sheffield and has always supported the club! 

Caitlin's dad, Chris, also a Wednesday fan, said: "Caitlin’s a kind-hearted little girl. She loves her great-grandad and enjoys listening to his stories when we go and visit him. He always talks about the camaraderie in the war and all the places that he has been.

“We’ve always supported Wednesday and we go to as many games as possible. Caitlin always wears her Wednesday shirt and says she’s loyal to the club because it’s a family tradition!”

Well done Caitlin, from everyone at Sheffield Wednesday! 

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