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30 November 2021

Club News


30 November 2021

This Saturday, Barnsley Hospice are taking over at Oakwell to raise funds and awareness for all of the incredible work that they continue to do for people we care about.

The Hospice provides specialist palliative care and support to people with active, progressive and life-limiting illnesses which cannot be cured. These conditions include cancer, heart and lung diseases and neurological diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s.

Their care stives to improve the quality of life for patients and their families by providing pain and symptom relief; practical, emotional, spiritual and social support; counselling and bereavement support services.

Barnsley Hospice is not just a building – it is a way of caring for people. With their support, patients are able to benefit from the best possible care throughout their illness and at the end of their life.

Services are provided by a specialist team of healthcare professionals and support staff, and the charity is run by a dedicated board of trustees, management team, staff and volunteers committed to supporting the hospice and the services it provides for the Barnsley community.

As part of the takeover day, a special guest will be brought to Oakwell from the Hospice, courtesy of Burrows, where they will enjoy exceptional hospitality from the comfort of our Premier Lounge.

The Reds will also be sporting orange warm-up t-shirts emblazoned with the Barnsley Hospice logo and make sure to keep an eye out for bucket collectors around the stadium as they aim to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity.

Andrew Clark, Head of Marketing and Communications at Barnsley Football Club, said: “We have done a number of Barnsley Hospice takeover days in the past and they have all been extremely successful and well received by supporters.

“Our partnership and affiliation with the Hospice allows us to help raise awareness of the terrific work that their dedicated staff continue to do each day that makes a difference to people’s lives when they need it most.

“I’m sure anything you can give to this fantastic cause would be greatly appreciated by everyone at Barnsley Hospice.”

Simon Atkinson, Corporate Fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice, added: “We cannot thank Barnsley FC enough for their generosity and support. Barnsley Hospice requires £2 million worth of funding each year to remain operational and we rely heavily on donations to ensure we can provide the best quality care for everyone who comes through our doors.

“With your support, we will continue to make a difference to those who need it.”

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