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Charity Player Ambassadors

5 September 2017

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Billy Sharp on school visit

Following the announcement that United is working with, and supporting, two additional local charities this season, the club can confirm that players have been assigned as ambassadors to all charity partners.

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.

It is hoped that all six will be assisted throughout the 2017/18 campaign, with the help of the club's players. United have assigned a first team player and a ladies team player to each charity.

The charities and their ambassadors are...

The Children's Hospital
Billy Sharp and Rosa Neary

Weston Park Cancer Charity
Simon Moore and Jess Houldsworth

Whirlow Hall Farm
Paul Coutts and Rachel Ruddach

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
Jake Wright and Nat Froggatt

St Luke's Hospice
Daniel Lafferty and Jodie Hartley

Chris Basham and Kim Brown

United's operations director, Dave McCarthy, commented: "Last year was the first that the club assigned a first team player to each of our nominated charities and both the players and charities appreciated the relationship.

"After last year's success, we have again nominated a men's first team player for each charity and this year, building on the success of our ladies team, we thought it was important that they were involved too. The players will be meeting representatives of the charities soon to see how they can help promote their work and how they can assist with fundraising initiatives soon."

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