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Players send messages to nominated charities

7 April 2020

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Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic that currently sees the UK on lockdown for an indefinite period of time, United's players have sent their best wishes to the Club's nominated charities via a video message.

The Blades have seven nominated charity partners with Cavendish Cancer Care, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, Hallam FM Cash for Kids, St. Luke's Hospice, the Children's Hospital, Weston Park Cancer Charity and Paces benefiting from their ties with the Club duration of the current campaign.

The players involved in recording the videos were Ben Osborn, Luke Freeman, Panos Retsos, Jake Eastwood and Enda Stevens, as well as Women's manager Carla Ward and player Sam Tierney.

Operations Director Dave McCarthy commented: "Everyone at the club is thinking about those who are working for, or who are receiving treatment or services at organisations that form our nominated charities this year.

"We know how hard all the staff are working at what is such a testing time and there's no doubt that all the efforts will be appreciated by those who benefit from the excellent services that are provided across the local community and region.

"We at United send our best wishes to the patients and their families at the hospitals, hospices and those at the centres and hope you all remain safe and well."

This is latest commitment of United assisting the community in addition to the NHS and Government in the current pandemic, with the Bramall Lane car park being used free of charge for NHS staff, whilst members of United staff have also been given the green light to sign up for the NHS volunteering scheme in lieu of regular day-to-day duties at the club.

The club has also donated a substantial amount of sanitiser and wall units to Sheffield City Council for use in sheltered housing and independent living schemes for the elderly.


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