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Monk: 'It puts everything into perspective'

10 December 2019

Wednesday boss Garry Monk has hailed the importance of the club’s unique #BlueAndWhiteChristmasDay following the huge success of Monday’s annual event.

The Owls spread their wings around the Steel City yesterday, visiting the Children’s Hospital, St Luke’s Hospice, Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield Royal Society For The Blind, Hallam FM Cash For Kids and Grenoside Grange Hospital.

And Monk was delighted his squad made their mark on one of the most rewarding community events of the year.


He said: “It is good to show our support and put a bit of a smile on their faces. Football clubs are viewed as a big part of the community.

"People rely on those football clubs to pick them up when they are down and sometimes help them when they are not so happy in certain situations.

"These visits are always very special, especially to come here and meet a lot of young people who maybe are not in as fortunate position health-wise as we are.
"It is great to show them support and put a bit of a smile on their faces and give them Christmas cheer.

"When you speak to the parents, you realise how tough it is at this time of year when it is supposed to be about family and celebration.


"There are people out there in a much less fortunate position than you. It is a great day and puts everything into perspective.

"Footballers can often be in a bubble or put on a pedestal so it is good for them to come out and get a reality check.”

Wednesday are offering a huge vote of thanks to the fantastic charities and hospitals who gave us such a warm welcome for this year’s #BlueAndWhiteChristmasDay.


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