Barnsley Football Club is delighted to announce that following our ‘Weston Park Together at Every Step’ game last season against Sheffield Wednesday, which raised a fantastic £3,200, Reds fans have collectively raised more than £30,000 for leading South Yorkshire organisation, Weston Park Cancer Charity.
Thanks to the generosity of our fans, the Reds have managed to raise an impressive £30,477 since 2016 for the charity that supports people across South Yorkshire who are affected by cancer.
We're delighted to be pledging our ongoing commitment to supporting the charity and look forward to raising additional funds.
The money has been raised via various charity initiatives and partnerships including our region-wide ‘Together at Every Step’ matchday Weston Park Cancer Charity takeover days.
We’re happy to announce our next ‘Together at Every Step’ game is scheduled to take place at our home game against Derby County on 24 February at Oakwell.
We will of course be supporting the charity in many ways in the build-up to the game and on matchday and we ask supporters to help where possible to support the one in two people diagnosed with cancer in our region.
Darren Hayes, Head of Fundraising of Weston Park Cancer Charity, said: “I would like to say thank you to every single Reds fan for their generosity and support in raising money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.
“Every single penny raised really does make a difference to the one in two people living with cancer across our region.
“We know that around 18 per cent of patients using Weston Park services are from the Barnsley area, so it makes the donations from Barnsley Football Club and its supporters even more important.
“We’re proud to work with Barnsley Football Club to help raise awareness of the life-changing work we do for those who need us the most and the funds raised will go towards providing vital services for our patients and families.
“The Club and the Cryne family also continue to support our transport service which runs from Oakwell on a daily basis through the week offering free transport to and from appointments for treatment.
“This is such a big help to people who are going through this horrible disease and the charity is eternally grateful for this support as well.
“Thank you again for all of your support and we look forward to another Together at Every Step game in February.”
Interim CEO, Jon Flatman acknowledged this, saying: "One in two of us will face cancer at some point in our lives. That is an alarming statistic. So it’s important that as a Club we try to make a positive difference where we can.
“The Club’s relationship with Weston Park Cancer Charity is strong and continues to grow, helping to make a difference. The charity is integral in our community and assists so many within Barnsley.
“Whether it’s fundraising or our free transport service from Oakwell to Weston Park, together we can make a difference.
“Thank you to all at Weston Park Cancer Charity for the tremendous work that they do and to the Barnsley public whose donations help make that work more impactful. We look forward to the WPCC Takeover Day here at Oakwell on February 24.”
Free transport from Oakwell Stadium for people living with cancer
Working alongside the football club, Weston Park Cancer Charity also offers a transport service that provides people living with cancer in Barnsley with free travel to and from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for treatment.
The service provides free travel from Oakwell Stadium for people undergoing cancer treatment and operates twice daily at 9am and 1.30pm. Bookings can be made via Weston Park Cancer Charity’s Helpline – 0114 553 3330 (Option Two) – or by emailing .
The Charity’s Big Purple Bus
Weston Park Cancer Charity’s brand-new Big Purple Bus will also soon be stopping in Barnsley which will enable anyone from the community to hop on board and speak to the charity’s health and wellbeing advisors about cancer support.
To find out more about Weston Park Cancer Charity visit: