Rival Sheffield United and Wednesday fans to play in charity game

Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans are to meet for a local derby to raise cash for charity.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 5:00 am

The Sheffield Fans Derby at Hallam FC’s ground in Sandygate on Thursday, April 14 is to raise money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

Both teams will field a minimum of 16 players who each have to raise a minimum of £40 in sponsorship.

It will be the 13th time rival Blades and Owls will lock horns for charity.

Last year the game raised £4,903.27, which was donated to the helipad appeal at the Northern General Hospital, which is paying for a new helipad to be built closer to the emergency trauma centre in a bid to speed up the time it takes for patients to get medical attention.

In 2014 the game raised £5,664 for neonatal intensive care in Sheffield,

Visit www.sheffieldfansderby.co.uk