Three Sheffield charities benefit from the generosity of the Blades

23rd November 2011

Three Sheffield charities have netted hundreds of pounds thanks to the Blades and their supporters.

The shirts worn by the United players in the recent thrilling 2-2 Steel City Derby went up for auction to help boost funds for three local charities Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, the Cavendish Centre and The Children's Hospital Charity. All the players including those from Sheffield Wednesday - who featured on the pitch signed their shirts which were made available on e-Bay to the highest bidders as part of the Supporting Sheffield initiative backed by both clubs as well as the clubs' joint sponsors Westfield Health and Gilders. Scores of United supporters put in bids and some of the successful ones met with players, Graham Moore, Chairman of Westfield Health and representatives of the benefitting charities. United Managing Director Dave McCarthy said: -We were delighted to see so many United fans take up the opportunity to own a real genuine memento from the game and help support three local Sheffield charities at the same time. Each of the three charities received more than £606.

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