Bluebell Wood and Sheffield United launch special Christmas raffle

11th December 2020

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Sheffield United Football Club have joined forces to give fans the chance to win a signed home or away shirt this Christmas.

The charity has partnered with the club for an exciting winter raffle ahead of the Blades clash with Manchester United on December 17th.

Bluebell Wood will be the club’s chosen charity for the game, with every penny raised helping local families make magical memories together this Christmas and beyond.

Tickets are just £5 each and are on sale from December 10 – 17 here

Sam Wood, Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “Sheffield United and its amazing fans have always been incredibly supportive and generous over the years, so we’re very excited about this raffle after what’s been a challenging year.

“Every year the children and families in our care look forward to the club’s Christmas visit where they bring presents and bucket-loads of festive cheer. 

“Unfortunately it’s not possible this year, but thanks to the club’s support we’ll make sure it’s a Christmas to remember for families who sadly don’t know how long they’ll have together.

“So, whether your itching to get your hands on the latest home and away shirts, or you’re looking for gift ideas for that special Blade in your life, this is the perfect opportunity.

“By entering our raffle you’ll be helping us to make sure we end the year on a high as we look forward to making many more precious memories with local families next year.”

The shirts will be signed by the whole squad, making them an extra special piece of club memorabilia.

The raffle will be drawn on December 18th, with the winners announced on Bluebell Wood’s website and on its social media pages.

Dave McCarthy, Head of Operations at Sheffield United, said: “The players always look forward to delivering presents and meeting the inspirational children at Bluebell Wood, so it’s a real shame it’s not possible this year.

“That’s why we wanted to do something a bit different to make sure the children and families still know we’re thinking of them after what’s been such a challenging year.

“The players, staff and fans are always incredibly supportive of Bluebell Wood and I’m sure we’ll all dig deep this Christmas for a fantastic local cause.”

Bluebell Wood supports families whose time together is sadly too short, across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. 

It costs almost £14,000 each day to keep the hospice doors open, so after a year in which much of its fundraising activity has been cancelled or postponed, the support of the communities it serves is more important than ever.

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