The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme raised an impressive £285 for the BBC’s annual fundraiser, Children in Need.
Our team at the Community Programme teamed up with Premier League Kicks and Sheffield City Trust to engage our young people in fundraising on Friday 19th November, all for a wonderful cause like Children in Need, to help to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK.
The four-hour event had plenty of activities on offer, from raffles, name the bear and a range of fan-favourite football challenges like a penalty shootout, and a “You Know the Drill” challenge!
Ben Winter, our Community Programme Operations Manager, commented: “The BBC Children in Need fundraiser was a culmination of volunteer planning and delivery from young people who are part of the Premier League Kicks Youth Forum. It’s an amazing achievement for young people to have the confidence and passion to organise a scheme like this, which helps other young people who need it most. Well done to everyone involved and we look forward to next year!”
The club also did their part with all Sheffield Wednesday staff taking part in a football shirt day, where they would come in donning their favourite football shirts.
Our young owls at our weekly Shiregreen Junior Club also got involved with the football shirt day as well, with all the young people attending the event at Shiregreen Neighbourhood centre, joining in on the fundraising fun for just a small fee.
Sheffield Wednesday are proud to support the Children in Need campaign, with all the funds raised from our multiple events, going towards impoverished kids in communities across the country.