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Young Owls fan in charity pledge

19 February 2019

Young Sheffield Wednesday supporter William Hunter is using the power of football and social media to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The 16-year-old Season Ticket holder has been hard at work organising a charity football match to raise vital funds, as well as collecting items for raffles and online auctions.

The charity game will be hosted at non-league side Maltby Main FC’s Muglet Lane Stadium this Friday, 22 February.

Former Sheffield Wednesday favourite Terry Curran will manage one side on the night, while former Rotherham United defender John Breckin will take charge of the other.

The teams will be made up of William’s school friends and team-mates at AFC Dronfield.

Owls players have backed the Wednesdayite – who is also a regular at away fixtures, by donating shirts and boots.

 

A match-worn shirt from Marco Matias, and boots from Barry Bannan, Gary Hooper, Sam Winnall, Sam Hutchinson, Daniel Pudil, Morgan Fox, George Boyd, Jordan Thorniley, Lucas Joao, Michael Hector, Keiren Westwood and Cameron Dawson will also be raffled.

The match will kick-off at 7.00pm and entry is £2 per person, with all proceeds going towards MacMillan.

William said: “I wanted to sort out a football game for my friends this half-term so I thought: ‘Why not try and do it for a good cause?’

“It was literally just going to be a game and that was it but I’ve had a great response.

“One of my best friend’s dad has got cancer and they get a lot of support from MacMillan Cancer Support so I just wanted to help them.

"Once again thank you so much for your support it means the world"

He also held a non-uniform day at his school last Thursday, which raised more than £1,000.

Good luck William!


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