Bluebell Wood nets donation thanks to big-hearted Sheffield United fans

Kind-hearted Sheffield United fans made sure the children at Bluebell Wood were the real winners as they dug deep and raised an impressive £524 for the North Anston charity.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 6:48 pm

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice was the Blades’ nominated charity for its clash with Arsenal at Bramall Lane, which saw scores of fans donating the price of a pie, pint or ticket to the charity.

While in-person bucket collections are not possible at the moment, United supporters embraced the virtual alternative with gusto.

Matt Sheridan, regional fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re all very much looking forward to attending matches in person and I know our brilliant volunteers are ready and raring to go.

Sheffield United’s Rhian Brewster, Oli McBurnie and Enda Stevens encouraging fans to dig deep for Bluebell Wood.

“Bucket collections at football matches and other events are an incredibly important means of raising funds to support our life-changing work, but sadly it’s not been possible this past year.

“So we were amazed by the level of support and generosity our virtual collection received from generous Blades fans who really made it a day to remember.

“Sheffield United, both the club and its fans, have always been incredibly supportive of Bluebell Wood and we’d like to thank everyone for making our virtual bucket collection such a success.”

Dave McCarthy, head of operations at United, said: “We’ve worked closely with Bluebell Wood for a number of years now and I know it’s a cause that means a great deal to not only our fans, but to the players and the club itself.”

For any Blades fans who may want to donate, Bluebell Wood’s virtual bucket collection remains open here.

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