Cavendish Cancer Care announced as partner charity for Sheffield United Football Club
Local charity Cavendish Cancer Care have recently been announced as one of Sheffield United’s chosen charities for the coming year.
The Blades, who were last in the top flight in 2007, are relishing in their promotion to The Premier League this season and working with some incredible local charities, including St Luke’s Hospice, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Children’s Hospital Charity and Cash for Kids.
Based on Wilkinson Street in Sheffield, Cavendish Cancer Care offers packages of one-to-one therapy and support for people affected by cancer. As well as supporting those diagnosed with cancer, they also support their loved ones, carers, and children. In 2019, local businessman David Grey MBE took over as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Making their debut, the charity will be collecting at the SUFC vs Southampton match at Bramall Lane on Saturday 14th September. They are encouraging everyone attending the game to donate £1. If 10% of attendees donate £1, this can fund 120 hours of therapy at the centre. As part of this day, Cavendish Cancer Care will be in and around the stadium, and encourage everybody to get involved.
“This is an incredible partnership for our charity,” says Cavendish CEO Emma Draper. “Each year, Cavendish support over 1,900 families, but we only receive enough NHS funding to keep our doors open for two weeks. This means they rely almost entirely on the generosity of the public, and amazing partnerships such as this. We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to team up with Sheffield United, and make a huge difference for local people.”