Sean Bean donates his Land Rover to raise cash for Sheffield hospital

Sean's remarkable gesture for Blades charity event' 'Film and television star Sean Bean has overwhelmed organisers of a unique event raising funds for a cancer charity.' 'The star of Game of Thrones, Sharpe and Lord of the Rings was asked by Sheffield United, the Football League club he has supported since childhood, if he would provide an auction item for a gala dinner the Blades are organising to raise vital l funds for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.' 'Sean stunned everyone by donating his 1973 green Land Rover, which has been 'personalised' with his signatures and self-penned Blades motifs, for auction at the event at the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's Chatsworth House stately home on Sunday (Dec 6).' ''When we made the request to Sean we anticipated getting some signed memorabilia, never did we imagine that Sean would provide his very own Land Rover,' said Operations Director Dave McCarthy.' ''It is a remarkable gesture by Sean to help us to support a charity where he is a trustee,' added Dave
Sean's remarkable gesture for Blades charity event' 'Film and television star Sean Bean has overwhelmed organisers of a unique event raising funds for a cancer charity.' 'The star of Game of Thrones, Sharpe and Lord of the Rings was asked by Sheffield United, the Football League club he has supported since childhood, if he would provide an auction item for a gala dinner the Blades are organising to raise vital l funds for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.' 'Sean stunned everyone by donating his 1973 green Land Rover, which has been 'personalised' with his signatures and self-penned Blades motifs, for auction at the event at the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's Chatsworth House stately home on Sunday (Dec 6).' ''When we made the request to Sean we anticipated getting some signed memorabilia, never did we imagine that Sean would provide his very own Land Rover,' said Operations Director Dave McCarthy.' ''It is a remarkable gesture by Sean to help us to support a charity where he is a trustee,' added Dave
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Film and television star Sean Bean hopes he has helped speed up fundraising for a Sheffield charity by donating a 4x4 to be auctioned off.

The Sheffield United fan, who grew up in Handsworth, donated his 1973 Land Rover after the club asked him for a prize for a gala dinner has organised for Weston Park Cancer Hospital.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Sheffield United is hosting the fundraiser at Chatsworth House tomorrow.

The Land Rover, which has been personalised with Sean’s signatures and self-penned Blades motifs, will be auctioned off on the night but bids can be made in advance.

The vehicle is on show at club sponsor John Holland’s prestige car showroom, near Meadowhall.

Sheffield United’s operations director, Dave McCarthy, praised the Game of Thrones, Sharpe and Lord of the Rings star.

He said: “When we made the request to Sean we anticipated getting some signed memorabilia, never did we imagine that Sean would provide his very own Land Rover.

“It is a remarkable gesture by Sean to help us to support a charity where he is a trustee.”

Samantha Kennedy, Charity Director at Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, said: “The event will be a unique dinner held at a stunning venue in the Peak District, bringing together people influential supporters of the club plus some well- known faces. Sheffield United Football Club are valued supporters of the cancer charity’s work and we are incredibly proud to be involved in this joint venture as they pledge their support for years to come.

“We are also very thankful to charity patron, Sean Bean, for donating his Land Rover, which will hopefully raise even more money for such worthy causes across the region.”

Anyone interested in bidding for the Lane Rover should register interest by emailing Mr McCarthy at emailing dave.mccarthy@sufc.co.uk or calling 0114 2537200.