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Blades champion Weston Park Cancer Charity

12 April 2018

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United welcome Millwall to Bramall Lane on Saturday in a vital SkyBet Championship and the fixture will also raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Sheffield United is proud to support the cancer charity with a goal to create a better life for people living with and beyond cancer.

By 2020, as many as one in two people will be affected by cancer and consequently Sheffield United is proud to promote the Cancer Charity's message and services to thousands of football fans throughout the season. Utilising its links with Sheffield United.

Community Foundation it aims to:

  • Increase cancer awareness amongst fans, players, managers and staff.
  • Raise vital funds which provide practical help to those in need, emotional support to those in despair and enhanced care to those who need it most.
  • Improve the perception of cancer in football and the wider community.


Prior to kick-off, fans are being encouraged to take advantage of free health checks which are delivered by Sheffield Hallam University's sport and exercise scientists. Supported by Weston Park Cancer Charity and Arm, the 15-minute health checks are designed to look at current health, lifestyle and fitness and will include advice on changes that can be made to improve wellbeing. Fans will have the choice of up to two tests including body composition, blood pressure, cholesterol or lung function.

To request further information or to book an appointment email hwb-fanfit@shu.ac.uk

Dave McCarthy, United's operations director said: "We're committed to improving the wellbeing of fans. We want to help increase awareness of cancer, speed of diagnosis and treatment.

"By 2020, one in two people will be affected by cancer - that's more than 16,000 people on a matchday at Bramall Lane. So now, possibly more than ever, is the time for us to keep developing and progressing new ways of raising funds and awareness.

Chris Wilder is also in support and in his notes in Saturday's official match programme, he commented: "I'm delighted that the club is today supporting Weston Park Cancer Charity. It is a charity close to myself and my wife, Francesca, they do a tremendous job. Please support them if you can."

In support of the club's ongoing commitment to support cancer patients locally, volunteers will be based throughout the concourse ahead of kick-off. If you are able to - no matter how big or small - please give a donation to help fund the work of Weston Park Cancer Charity.


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