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Charitable Morgs

21 July 2015

Chris Morgan is keen for the three nominated charities to benefit from his testimonial fixture.

The former Blades defender, captain, caretaker manager and current U21s coach will take centre stage when Premiership Newcastle United arrive at Bramall Lane on Sunday (26th July) for a 1pm kick-off.

Although the game will be a rigorous pre-season test for both the Blades and Magpies, the fixture was set up to honour Morgan's 12-year contribution at S2. He, however, has opted to share the limelight with three worthy causes.

Local charities Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice and Weston Park Hospital, along with the Gary Speed Trust, will benefit from exposure and donations from the fixture.

"The charities benefitting from the game was hugely important to me," said Morgan. "I didn't want to get loads involved because it dilutes what you can give them. So, on advice, I picked three. The three selected are great charities.

"I've been a patron at Weston Park for a number of years now and I did a 10k for them a couple of weeks ago. Bluebell Wood is an organisation that have been involved with the Club for a number of years and they do tremendous work, so I'm delighted they are involved too.

"With it being Newcastle, with the connection with them and John Carver being so close with Speedo, it seemed obvious that the third was the Gary Speed Trust.

"I spoke with Roger, Speedo's dad, and he was over-the-moon about it. Both clubs were pivotal for him during his career. His family will always hold Sheffield United, where he finished his career and became a manager, as dearly as anyone else."

With a week to go until the fixture, more than 4,000 tickets have been sold and it is hoped a bumper attendance will pay tribute to Morgan's contribution as a Blades, as well as supporting the nominated charities.

Tickets are priced £15 adults, £10 adult season ticket holders, and £5 all concessions.

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