Local football fans brave the storm and raise over £1000 for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Sheffield Wednesday fans have raised over £1,000 along with several Weston Park Cancer Charity volunteers, who braved the storm during their league clash with Wycombe. 

Weston Park Cancer Charity, which has had a relationship with the club for over 25 years, said £1,152.95 had been raised to help improve treatment experiences and fund research throughout the area. 

Cat Rhone, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “The support of organisations like Sheffield Wednesday FC makes such a massive difference to us and the people we support.”

The Charity provides a host of services including promoting independent living in partnership with Age UK Sheffield, in addition to providing financial advice and emotional support to help minimise the physical and mental impacts of cancer.

The Sheffield based charity has previously also worked with Sheffield United FC, Barnsley FC and Community Chesterfield to help bring together communities and provide support for any cancer patients. 

Cat Rhone added: “It is vital for us to continue to be there, together at every step, for the people in our region who are affected.”

Weston park Cancer Charity has provided a host of grants to organisations like The Cancer Clinical Trials Centre, The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam. 

Cat Rhone said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the Wednesday fans who generously donated on the day, and to our incredible volunteers who braved the freezing temperatures.”

More details regarding the charity and any support they might be able to provide for any cancer patients or those who have been affected by cancer, can be found at; www.westonpark.org.uk

 

Written by Henry Hurt

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