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Weston Park's takeover total

20 March 2019

A hugely impressive figure in excess of £4,000 was raised for Weston Park Cancer Charity during the Steel City derby at Hillsborough earlier this month.

The charity took over the all-Sheffield clash to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and supporters backed the cause brilliantly.

A fantastic £4,656 was raised thanks to generous Owls and Blades fans who donated via the bucket collection and raffle that took place around Hillsborough on the night.

Wednesday stars Cameron Dawson, Steven Fletcher and Morgan Fox donated signed items for the raffle, and the funds raised will now go towards improving the lives of people living with cancer.

Weston Park ambassadors Fletcher and Fox visited the hospital in the week prior to the derby, where they greeted staff and patients at the iconic Sheffield institution.

The duo featured on the cover of the matchday programme as part of the takeover day, which also saw both the Owls and the Blades wear warm-up t-shirts to support the charity.

Samantha Dixon, CEO at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “It was an honour for Weston Park Cancer Charity to be selected as the chosen charity partner at this year's Steel City derby and to be welcomed so generously by everyone at the club.

"We really can’t thank fans enough and have been overwhelmed by their generosity - this is one of the biggest fundraising totals we’ve seen in the history of our partnership with the club and we are absolutely delighted with the takeover success.

"Our thanks also go to our dedicated volunteers, who braved the weather to support us in our mission to create a better life for cancer patients across our region, and to our SWFC ambassadors, Steven Fletcher and Morgan Fox.

"Their pre-match visit to the hospital was a particular highlight and one which went a long way in making treatment a little bit brighter at time when it’s needed the most.”

Thank you to everybody who donated!


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