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Weston Park take over derby clash

5 February 2020

Weston Park Cancer Charity will takeover the Owls’ Yorkshire derby clash with Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday.

Both clubs will come together to raise awareness of the great work carried out by Weston Park, who provide vital care for people with cancer in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The Owls and the Tykes will wear Weston Park t-shirts to warm up in before the game, as we celebrate 50 years of the hospital fighting cancer in 2020.

Supporters are encouraged to donate £1 to bucket collectors stationed around Oakwell on Saturday, with all funds helping Weston Park continue its amazing work.

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Cat Rhone, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Sheffield Wednesday to highlight the work Weston Park does to support cancer patients in the region.

“We are thrilled that this prestigious South Yorkshire derby has been designated as Weston Park Cancer Charity Day.

“As a charity we are committed to fund things that the NHS is not able to, and with the generous support of fans, we can continue to give people in our region access to the very best cancer care services.”

Wednesday duo Morgan Fox and Steven Fletcher are ambassadors for Weston Park having paid visits to the hospital on a number of occasions.

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Owls defender Fox, said: “We’ve been lucky to see first-hand the work being done at Weston Park by its amazing staff.

“Whenever we have visited, we have been met with nothing but smiles and positivity, it’s always a pleasure to meet with the patients and staff who make us feel so welcome.

“It’s great that Saturday’s game is an opportunity to raise awareness, and having seen the work myself, I can guarantee that all funds will go a long way in helping the fight against cancer.”


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