The Owls are delighted to partner with the Sheffield Children’s Hospital on Saturday for a unique way in which to raise awareness for this wonderful organisation.
The FA Cup allows football clubs the option to offer sleeve sponsorships of the players’ shirts away from the regular Premier League and EFL brands – and Wednesday are donating this rare opportunity to the Children’s Hospital as a further strand of our long-standing partnership.
Given the fifth round cup-tie between Wednesday and Swansea will be broadcast live around the world via BT Sports and BeIN Sports, the big stage provides the perfect platform to shout about the Children’s Hospital on a global scale.
Three specially invited mascots with links to the hospital will lead out the Wednesday team while their proud parents watch from the stand – then, following the game, the Owls will donate their official match-worn shirts for auction, from which the Children’s Hospital will collect 100% of the proceeds.
David Vernon-Edwards, Charity Director of the Children’s Hospital, said: “Being one of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK, Sheffield Children’s Hospital treats young patients from all across the UK and overseas.
“Thanks to the generosity of our supporters the charity is able to fund areas such as specialist medical equipment which is above and beyond standard NHS provision.
"This all helps to ensure that Sheffield retains its world class status in child healthcare.
“This fantastic gesture by Sheffield Wednesday will help us to continue to make a massive difference to the lives of our young patients and their families for years to come.”
“Our huge thanks to SWFC, the players, the staff and supporters for your continued support.”