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Weston Park Takeover!

17 April 2019

Barnsley Football Club have once again teamed up with Weston Park Cancer Charity to launch the upcoming Weston Park Cancer Charity Day at Oakwell, on Saturday 27th April.

In honour of the relationship Barnsley FC have with Weston Park, the Reds’ penultimate Sky Bet League One fixture of the campaign has been designated as ‘Weston Park Takeover Day’. Members of the charity and volunteers will be engaging with fans to raise awareness for the charity and the work it does in the Barnsley area.

Defender, Adam Jackson is immensely proud to be sponsored by the Cancer Charity and is once again, fully committed to making the day a success.

The statistics speak for themselves. By 2020, it’s expected that one in two people will be affected by cancer at some point. So perhaps now more than ever, we must keep pushing for new ways of raising awareness and funds. Therefore, it’s fantastic to welcome Weston Park back to Oakwell and highlighting the treatment and care they distribute throughout Barnsley.”

As the region’s only specialist cancer hospital, Weston Park provides care for thousands of patients across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire, including over 2,300 patients from Barnsley.

In the build-up to the day make sure you keep your eyes across barnsleyfc.co.uk  and official social media channels, as information will be published informing fans on the ways they can get involved, as well as details relating to Weston Park events in the near future.

Business Development Manager at Weston Park Cancer Charity, Darren Hayes said:

A big thank you to Barnsley FC for inviting Weston Park Cancer Charity to takeover Oakwell Stadium.

Football remains a fantastic vehicle for driving awareness and we will continue to use the power of the game to raise vital funds to combat a disease which will affect one in two of us at some point in our lives.

Ahead of the match we’d like to thank fans for their support - not just on takeover day, but year round. It is because of your dedication and kind donations that we will be there to help many more patients and their families living with and beyond cancer locally and further afield.”

In support of the club's ongoing commitment to support cancer patients locally, volunteers will be based throughout the concourse ahead of kick-off. If you are able to - no matter how big or small - please give a donation to help fund the work of Weston Park Cancer Charity.

All money raised through the partnership and ‘Weston Park Takeover Day’ will directly benefit local cancer patients through projects which provide practical help to those in need, emotional support to those in despair and enhanced care for those who need it most.

For more information on the charity, visit their website www.westonpark.org.uk.


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