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First appointments for Blades ambassadors

12 September 2017

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Chris Basham and Paul Coutts, along with Kim Brown of United Ladies, have recently visited the charities that they will act as ambassadors for during the forthcoming campaign.

The club now supports six local charities with Paces and Whirlow Hall Farm joining The Sheffield Children's Hospital, Weston Park Cancer Charity, St Luke's Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Each of the six charities have an ambassador from the first-team and the ladies first-team, click here for details.

Basham and Brown were at the launch of a new inclusive play area at a grand opening at Paces. The play area has been specifically designed to enable of all abilities to play together.

Costing £25,000, the project has been in development for three years with the views of children of all abilities, their parents and community groups from across the area central to the plans.

At the launch event, children and their parents came together with community leaders and supporters to see the new play area and try it out for the first time and the United players were on hand to make the event even more memorable.

Meanwhile, Coutts, who shares his duties at Whirlow with Ladies player Rachel Ruddach, was the special guest at the farm's annual fayre.

The Blades midfielder was shown round the premises with staff and volunteers outlining the work the Trust does. The site has a host of activities and attractions as well as stalls and opportunities to buy and tempting things to eat and drink.

Coutts chatted to visitors as he wandered round as well as posing for photos. Skipper Billy Sharp was amongst the visitors with his family.

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