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Special Guest for Children's Hospital

2 August 2022

The new S6 season started on Saturday and one lucky family watched the 3-3 thriller with Portsmouth thanks to generously donated Season Tickets.

Wednesdayite John Guest lives overseas and each year donates two Season Tickets for Hillsborough to a local charity.

This year, the donated tickets went to The Children’s Hospital Charity which supports Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

John said: “As a lifelong supporter of Sheffield Wednesday, based in Singapore, my wife Vansy and I again bought Season Tickets with the objective of donating the seats to charity. This both helps the club and gives something back to the community where I grew up.

“This year, we chose Sheffield Children's Hospital as they change children’s lives every day through ground-breaking medical treatment provided in a comfortable and engaging environment. We feel honoured to support this fabulous cause.”

The tickets were used as a raffle prize at a charity event, raising over £1,000 for Sheffield Children’s. A lucky family won the tickets on the evening and were absolutely delighted.

John Armstrong, Chief Executive at The Children’s Hospital Charity said: “We are so grateful to John for donating the Season Tickets to us and helping to raise over £1,000 through the raffle. Every penny raised will help support our appeal to build a Helipad on the roof at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“Currently air ambulances land in Weston Park opposite the hospital and patients are stretchered across a busy main road, having a Helipad would mean we can get patients in a critical condition the care they needed much quicker and with more dignity.

“Thank you to John for this generous donation and helping us get one step closer to achieving our dream of building the Helipad. We hope the winning family will have a great season of football at Sheffield Wednesday!”

To find out more about The Children’s Hospital Charity please CLICK HERE

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