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Bradford win leads to charity donation

21 October 2014

Sheffield United's away victory at Yorkshire rivals Bradford City was good news for The Children's Hospital Charity, thanks to a Sheffield car dealer.


After the Blades 125th anniversary evening, family run car dealer Winchester Car Sales vowed to donate £125 each time it sold a car in any week this season that Sheffield United won home or away.


Goals from Bob Harris and Marc McNulty ensured the Blades left Valley Parade 2-0 winners and during the same week, Mike McKinney, 22, from Broomhall in Sheffield, purchased a Renault Clio from Winchester Car Sales.


Mike, a post-graduate student of international marketing and management at The University of Sheffield, said: "When I was told that part of the money from my purchase would be donated to charity I was delighted.


"I think it's great that a Sheffield car dealer is doing something like this for a local charity. I've previously raised money for The Sheffield Children's Hospital by running a half marathon so I'm delighted that the money is going to such a worthwhile cause."


The money from Winchester Car Sales will go towards the Charity's Make it Better appeal, which aims to raise £10m by 2016 to transform the hospital with world class facilities to match the world class care received on the wards.


A brand new wing featuring plenty of private rooms with parent beds, ample parking, a secure outdoor space and a giant play tower are amongst the developments planned.


David Vernon-Edwards, director of The Children's Hospital Charity, said: "This is a fantastic partnership that will help us transform the hospital for children for years to come. Let's hope Sheffield United keep on winning!"


Derek Wilkin of Winchester Car Sales said: "We are delighted to make our first donation to The Children's Hospital following a Sheffield United victory.


"Winchester Car Sales is delighted to help in this way, and we hope for many more United victories this season."


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