Barnsley Football Club will team up with Weston Park Cancer Charity ahead of our Sky Bet Championship fixture with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 8 February.
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 3000 patients from Barnsley. This year the hospital will celebrate its 50th year of supporting cancer patients.
Our annual Weston Park Takeover Day helps to raise awareness of the charity and the incredible work it does in the Barnsley area, while also allowing members and volunteers of the charity to engage with supporters at Oakwell.
Reds’ full-back Jordan Williams, who is sponsored by Weston Park, said: “It is vital that we continue to support such an amazing charity and highlight the hard work that so often goes unnoticed.
“Everyone at Weston Park does an amazing job to help those who are at a time of great need by offering care and support for anyone who is suffering from cancer and their families.
“Any donations raised today and in the future will go a long way to providing more fantastic care, and I am proud that Barnsley Football Club is able to work in collaboration with Weston Park.”
The charity offers a variety of services, ranging from psychological support to bereavement support, and Cat Rhone, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Weston Park Cancer Charity, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Barnsley Football Club to highlight the work Weston Park does to support cancer patients in the region.
“We are thrilled that this prestigious South Yorkshire Derby has been designated as Weston Park Cancer Charity Day and that our supporters from Sheffield Wednesday Football Club can also get involved and make it a special day.
“As a charity we are committed to fund things that the NHS is not able to and with the generous support of fans, we can continue to give people in our region access to the very best cancer care services.”
Money raised through the partnership 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