Local charity Age UK Sheffield have shared their thanks with Wednesday following the club’s donation of £5,000 from our COVID-19 charity campaign.
The donation has boosted Age UK’s own fundraising campaign, aiming to raise £50,000 to for the urgent food and medication delivery service created to support some of the most vulnerable older people self-isolating across Sheffield during the Coronavirus crisis.
Cally Bowman of Age UK said: “Every penny really does count, because this service has become vital to so many people who simply couldn't do without it.
“The sum of £5,000 is an incredible help towards funding this vital service for Sheffield and we are so grateful for the support from Sheffield Wednesday.”
Local resident Violet has benefited greatly from the vital service Age UK provide and added: “My son and his wife are nurses working 12-hour shifts at the hospital fighting the Coronavirus and they have their own family so they can only help so much.
“Before I received these food parcels, I was paying neighbours to fetch me my food, who are older themselves and it wasn’t always possible for them to do, so it wasn’t a great situation.
“The food parcels have been a godsend. Without this help I would have had to get a taxi, and because I’m bad on my legs, I can’t walk around the shops, so I’d have gone into the supermarket and have to ask them to help to get me things.
“It’s made life a lot easier, nobody really understands what it’s like if you can’t get out and you haven’t even got any milk for a comforting cup of tea. Honestly, I really do appreciate it and it’s made such a difference for me. I’d be lost without them.”
The Owls’ official COVID-19 charity donation page remains open, with all pledges however big or small gratefully accepted. CLICK HERE for full details – and thank you for your support.