Bring a pound to ground
Uniting to face cancer is important: one in two of us will develop cancer – it will affect every one of us, directly or indirectly, at some point.
That’s why Weston Park Cancer Charity and Sheffield United are teaming up ahead of the match against Norwich on Saturday.
Fans attending the match, this Saturday, are being urged to bring a small donation of just £1 to support local cancer patients.
Ahead of the game, Sheffield United Manager, Chris Wilder, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Weston Park Cancer Charity to takeover Bramall Lane and spread the word about the incredible work they do for cancer patients across our region.
“Weston Park’s dedicated army of volunteers will be turning our turnstiles purple prior to kick off and we want you to put in your pounds and help us make a real difference to thousands of patients and their families facing cancer.”
Volunteers will be stationed around the perimeter of the stadium before the game – including at every turnstile block – in the hope of receiving your donations, which would raise a game-changing five figure sum if every supporter is able to donate just £1.
Business Development Manager at Weston Park Cancer Charity, Darren Hayes commented: “We are delighted to have been chosen to takeover Bramall Lane once again and we hope Saturday’s match will be a game changer in increasing awareness and understanding of the specialist care and free services we are able to offer thanks to the generosity of our fundraisers and donors.
“Football is a uniting force and our partnership has the potential to tackle some of the stigma around this devastating disease, whilst raising awareness amongst thousands of fans.
“Donations are entirely optional and there is no obligation to do so, but any support, however big or small, will make a massive difference to the lives of patients across the region. Thank you.”