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Blades announce support for two additional charities

29 August 2017

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Sheffield United will be working with and supporting two additional local charities this season.

The club has selected Paces and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust to join the charity partnership that the Blades already have with The Sheffield Children's Hospital, Weston Park Cancer Charity, St Luke's Hospice, and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Paces is a leading specialist centre based in High Green for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders, while Whirlow Hall Farm is an educational trust where children from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds learn and develop in the countryside.

Dave McCarthy, operations director at United, said: "It was a very difficult decision to make, there are so many good charities out there but we are delighted with our choices.

"At United, we pride ourselves on being a community-focused, family club, and we're very excited about working with both Paces and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust in the coming weeks and months - we believe these new partnerships can make a real difference."

Natalie Yarrow, funding co-ordinator for Paces commented, "We are all thrilled that we have been chosen as one of Sheffield United's nominated charities.

"It has fallen at an ideal time as it's our 20th anniversary this year, so this news is the cherry on top of our celebration cake - in fact, our 20th anniversary celebration cake will now be in SUFC colours!

"We look forward to working with the Blades to raise awareness of the specialist support we offer to children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disorders, and to their families too."

Corporate Fundraiser and Education Volunteer at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, Andrew Cowell, said: "It's a huge boost for us all here to be chosen as one of Sheffield United's new charity partners.

"The job now is to raise awareness about the Trust as a vital part of South Yorkshire's educational network. With the backing of SUFC, we aim to help even more disadvantaged young people by developing skills and aptitudes to enhance future lives."

United is committed to working with the local community and supporting local charities through the provision of match day tickets and occasionally hospitality packages, all for the purposes of fundraising for auctions and raffles.

For Sheffield United's Charity Policy - sufc.co.uk/charity-policy


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