Sheffield United bosses have donated 6,000 match day tickets to the city’s Children’s Hospital.
The club has donated 2,000 tickets for each of their home fixtures against Colchester United on February 10, Peterborough United on March 3 and Crewe Alexandra on March 28.
Tickets will be sold by The Children’s Hospital Charity to raise money for its ‘Make It Better’ campaign, which aims to raise £10m by 2016 to pay for a new wing.
Sheffield United has pledged to raise £25,000.
The charity will sell the tickets for £6 to clubs affiliated to Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, with £2.50 from each sale going towards the ‘Make It Better’ campaign.
Clubs which sell tickets will also get £2.50 from every one sold and the football league will get £1.
Tchad Western, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted with Sheffield United’s donation of match day tickets and we thank them for their continued support and generosity.”
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough said: “As a community-focused club, we are proud to support such a wonderful local charity in this way and we hope that this fundraising initiative goes some way to reaching our £25,000 fundraising target.
“We hope that all the players of the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League get behind the ticket scheme to raise funds for both their Club and the hospital.”
Mal Brannigan, managing director of Sheffield United, said: “The Children’s Hospital is nationally and internationally recognised, and the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League is the largest of its kind in the country.
“Together they are likely to have impacted on every family in Sheffield, so we’re honoured to be working with them both.”
Nathan Batchelor, Secretary of the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, said: “The ticket donation is a wonderful idea to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity.
“We are honoured to be involved and we urge our league’s clubs to get involved too as every ticket sale not only benefits the charity, but their own club and the league.
“We are extremely grateful to Sheffield United for their generosity and to The Children’s Hospital Charity for involving us in this initiative.”
For more information about The Children’s Hospital Charity and the Make It Better campaign, visit www.tchc.org.uk.
For more information about the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League visit sheffieldjfl.pitchero.com