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Blades show of steel for Armed Forces

15 October 2015

Sheffield United will launch a shoebox appeal at Bramall Lane to support the Armed Forces.


The appeal, called 'Shoeboxes for Our Heroes', encourages supporters and the general public to donate a shoebox full of items such as food, men's and women's toiletries, travel games and magazines to the Club, which will in turn be sent out to British troops.


The boxes will be sent to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Army and the RAF as a show of support to British servicemen and women on foreign soil.


People who wish to take part in the appeal should drop their shoeboxes off at the Blades Superstore at the ground.


The appeal itself was set up more than four years ago by ex-Territorial Army serviceman Chris Webster and his wife, Sherian, and the couple still coordinate the appeal today.


The list of items which are encouraged also includes biscuits, cereal boxes, chewing gum, cake bars, chocolate, coffee sachets, shaving cream, toothpaste and toothbrushes.


Items such as aerosols, glass jars and loose razors cannot be accepted.


Lisa Crossland, Head of Retail at Sheffield United, said: "We feel this is a great way of supporting our troops and loved ones who spend a great deal of time away from home.


"Being thousands of miles from home is one thing, but being in a war zone is something completely different, when a few home comforts are so valued.


For more information visit www.shoeboxesforourheroes.uk or call Chris Webster on 0780 381 4119.


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