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United makes Health and Wellbeing a priority

23 August 2016

Sheffield United will be ensuring that the health and wellbeing of fans is a priority during their upcoming Checkatrade Trophy fixture against Leicester City's U21s.

On Tuesday 30th August, the Blades will be hosting a one off Health and Wellbeing Event in partnership with the NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Screening Team.

On the night, fans will be urged to come along to the 'Health Market Place', situated on the concourse. They will have the opportunity to speak to health professionals and grab themselves information on breast, cervical, abdominal aortic aneurysm and diabetic eye screening programmes, only to name a few.

Dave McCarthy, Operations Director at Sheffield United, said: "We are a community focused club; we do everything we possibly can to look after the health and wellbeing of our supporters and members of the club.

"I'd like to urge all of our fans to come along on the 30th and take the time to access the health information on offer. Our health is important, we need to do everything we possibly can to protect it.

"To everyone who has been involved in organising this health and wellbeing evening, we are extremely grateful and hope that it is a success."
Rachel Staniforth, Screening and Immunisation Coordinator at NHS England said: "I am delighted that Sheffield United are so committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Sheffield.

"The health event will provide an invaluable opportunity for the NHS Screening Team, partner agencies and health professionals to bring our services together to inform fans of important, and often lifesaving health messages."

The Health Market Place will take place on the concourse, before kick-off and during half time.

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