Our upcoming game against Huddersfield Town at Oakwell has been designated as our ‘Barnsley Hospice Matchday’, with various activities taking place to raise awareness for the charity.To commemorate the occasion the Reds will warm up in specially made Barnsley Hospice t-shirts. The t-shirts will then be signed by the Barnsley FC First Team squad and fans will be able to own them after the game via auction, with all proceeds going to the charity. A team of Barnsley Hospice volunteers will also be at Oakwell throughout the afternoon bucket collecting and we’re asking fans to donate where you can for a fantastic cause.
Barnsley Football Club recently launched a new partnership which will see the Club support the Hospice on a range of projects and initiatives. The partnership sees us work together to help raise awareness and funds for the Hospice which will help in delivering specialist compassionate care to patients and their families in Barnsley. The charity is close to the hearts of people across the Barnsley Borough and we are truly proud to get behind the Barnsley Hospice team who work so hard throughout the year to provide vital support to those in need.
Reds Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom is thrilled to see his hometown Club back the Hospice and commented, “We’re absolutely honoured to show our support and dedicate one of our highest profile games of the season to Barnsley Hospice this Saturday. They do such fantastic work in the local community and look after some really sick people when they need it the most. On Saturday the Club and the Hospice will join together to raise awareness and the profile of such a special place and charity. They will have a bucket collection going around the Stadium so anything that you have spare I would urge you to drop it into their buckets and contribute towards the running of a wonderful service in our community. They work tirelessly throughout the year to provide support to those in need and they are a credit to the town. Thanks to all our fans for your continued support.”
Barnsley Hospice have to raise over £2m per year to stay open. Through the partnership we are hoping to raise much needed funds with the help of our fans. Our first big project is to support a fundraising campaign and raise money to provide new TVs for all ten patient bedrooms on the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice and fans can help us reach our fundraising goals by making a donation towards the new equipment.
Please show your support and appreciation for what is a fantastic cause, a charity which looks after our own in times of need. As well as contributing via Saturday’s bucket collections, fans can also donate to Barnsley Hospice online now at https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/barnsleyhospice/tvappeal.
You can also donate by your mobile phone by texting the word ‘TELE10’ and your donation amount (i.e. £5) to 70070.
Find out more about the work of Barnsley Hospice at www.barnsleyhospice.org