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Ticket money donated to charity

31 July 2017

In a joint initiative, Sheffield United and Stoke City have donated £7,092 to the UK Solidarity Fund, which has been set up and is administered by the Red Cross, where funds raised will go to people and families affected by terrorist attacks in the UK, such as recent incidents in Manchester and London.

Both clubs agreed that £1 from every ticket sold for the pre-season friendly between the clubs at Bramall Lane would be donated. The agreement was made between Blades co-owner Kevin McCabe and Stoke chairman Peter Coates.

Mr McCabe said: "The tragedies have been hugely impactful, particularly at Manchester where innocent local people having a night out at a pop concert were so tragically caught up in the attack.

"Some of these individuals are known to our fans and have become known to the club, including our manager and his wife who have visited the hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries."

Stoke chairman Peter Coates added: "We were all shocked by the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London. No-one should lose their life or be seriously injured when visiting a concert or enjoying a night out with friends. It's important that we as a club do what we can to offer our support to those affected by such terrible events."

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