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Owls star’s dad commits to zip wire charity challenge

16 February 2016

The Sheffield Wednesday Community programme is set to host a giant zip wire across Hillsborough and one Owls player’s dad is getting behind the charity event!

James Bannan, father of Barry, has signed up to the challenge and will be helping to raise money for newly-formed charity, the Lee Rigby Foundation and SWFCCP.

James said: “I wanted to give something back to the club that have been so welcoming to my son, Barry. We have been so overwhelmed with how good the fans are and how much they have taken to him.

“Sheffield Wednesday is a great club with amazing support so I wanted to take part to raise money for charity and the Community Programme.”

The Lee Rigby Foundation has been established in memory of soldier Fusilier Lee Rigby who was tragically killed in 2013.

The zip wire challenge is £20 to enter and participants are encouraged to raise £200 in sponsorship funds with 50 per cent going directly to the Lee Rigby Foundation and 50 per cent to SWFCCP. Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money.

This unique experience is an ideal way to see Hillsborough from a whole new angle at the same time as raising money for two worthwhile charities!

To register or to find out more information call 0114 324 0523 or e-mail

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