Sheffield football legends playing for charity

Former Owl John Pearson.

Former Owl John Pearson.

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Sheffield Wednesday and United players of the past are in training to lace up their boots – to raise charity cash.

David Hirst, Lee Bullen, John Pearson, Carl Bradshaw, Glyn Hodges and David Holdsworth are among those set to play at Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s Team of Steel Cup.

The event, at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium on Sunday, May 26, is in aid of the cancer charity’s ‘Do Your Bit’ campaign, which is raising money to provide a new cancer research and treatment suite at Weston Park Hospital.

Twenty teams, including representatives from Sheffield firms such as Forgemasters, Sytners and Westfield Health, will take part.

Ex-Owl John Pearson, a centre forward in the 1980s and captain of the Wednesday legends team, said: “We’re excited about getting back on the pitch and have come together to support the Cancer Charity as it is a fantastic cause.

“Like many others I know people who have been affected by cancer and who received fantastic treatment and care at Weston Park Hospital, so I am proud be involved.”

n Call the cancer charity on 0114 226 5370.