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Sheffield Blades tackle pie challenge

The Great St Lukes Pie and Pea Up campaign supported by Sheffield United legend Tony Currie

The Great St Lukes Pie and Pea Up campaign supported by Sheffield United legend Tony Currie

Meat pies are a favourite for Sheffield United fans - so the Blades are perfectly placed to hold a Great Pie & Peas Up event.

Next Saturday, February 22, every pie eaten at the club’s home match against Bristol City will be raising money for The Star’s Great Pie and Peas Up campaign in aid of St Luke’s Hospice’s new inpatient unit.

United legend Tony Currie is at the forefront of the team’s charity efforts – and tucked into a hearty pie to kick off the fundraising.

At the Bristol City fixture, 50p from every pie sold at 16 kiosks operated by Levy Restaurants at Bramall Lane will go to the appeal.

The Great Pie & Peas Up runs throughout March, with residents, community groups, workplaces, pubs and restaurants hosting suppers to collect donations.

Tony said: “I’ve supported St Luke’s for many years because it does such fantastic work.

“The Pie &Peas Up is a great idea – and it’s one of my favourite foods.”

Mike Hare, Levy Restaurants general manager, said: “St Luke’s is a great cause.

“We will take every opportunity we can to support the hospice.”

The Star has pledged to raise £100,000 to pay for one of 14 single rooms in the £5 million inpatient centre at the hospice on Little Common Lane, Whirlow, Sheffield.

Everybody who registers receives invitations, a poster, place mats and quiz questions.

Champion fundraisers are in line to win specially-commissioned certificates designed by Sheffield artist Jim Connolly.

n Call 0114 235 7600 or visit www.stlukeshospice.org.uk/pieandpeasup to sign up.

 

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