Sheffield Wednesday have so far this season supported 22 charities through special matchday partnerships and at the game against Leeds, we are delighted to report a record figure was achieved for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Thanks to the huge generosity of Owls supporters, the charity managed to raise £1749.36 through bucket collections before and during the derby clash.
Gail Parkin, fundraiser for Bluebell Wood, said: “For a bucket collection this is by far the most raised at one football collection, not just by a little but by a mile. I can’t recall a very good collection exceeding £800 or £900 pounds, so this has been the most pleasant surprise here at the hospice.
“A massive thank you to everyone - it is very much appreciated. You have all done so well and you should all be really pleased with yourselves - you did us proud, thank you.”
Bluebell Wood, the club’s community programme’s nominated charity, care for local children who won’t live into adulthood. Whether their life journey together is days, weeks, months or years, Bluebell Wood are there to support the whole family during the hardest times they will ever have to face.
Sheffield Wednesday would like to thank Owls fans for their continued generosity to the charities bucket collections and their support on matchday.