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Children's Hospital collection on Saturday

28 January 2022

Volunteers from the Killamarsh Memorial Fundraiser are visiting Hillsborough on Saturday to raise vital funds for Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

This is the next fundraiser launched by a group of schoolchildren to remember John Paul Bennett, his sister Lacey Bennett, their mum Terri Harris and Lacey’s friend Connie Gent, which has already seen over £1,200 raised for Sheffield Children’s.

Together with The Children’s Hospital Charity, they will be holding a bucket collection around the stadium and are selling raffle tickets to win a signed Chris Waddle Man of the Match jacket from 1992/1993 season.

The jacket is from the semi final of the Coca-Cola Cup when Wednesday beat Blackburn to reach the Wembley final. The money raised will support the appeal to build a new Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, which sees patients from across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

The new ward will be complete later this year and maximises the view of Weston Park, making patients feel connected to the outside whilst they are getting better. There is also a larger playroom situated in the heart of the ward and improved spaces for parents to stay with their children.

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