Ex-Owls play charity game

John Pearson lead the teams at the Our Cow Molly charity match to raise money for the Sheffield Children's Hospital. The Broomhill Pirates won the match 5-3.
John Pearson lead the teams at the Our Cow Molly charity match to raise money for the Sheffield Children's Hospital. The Broomhill Pirates won the match 5-3.
0
Have your say

A host of former Sheffield Wednesday players rolled back the years as they turned out for a match to raise money for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Ex-Owls striker John Pearson was joined by Gavin Oliver, Lawrie Madden, Tony Gregory and Imre Varadi for the game between Our Cow Molly and the Broomhill Pirates, who ran out 5-3 winners.

John, who made over 100 appearances for Wednesday in the 1980s, said he was supporting the Children’s Hospital’s ‘Make It Better appeal’ after the excellent treatment received by his daughter.

“The Children’s Hospital holds a very special place in my heart because the doctors and nurses there treated my eldest daughter Jessica, when she was born with a brain malformation,” he said.

“I know from the experience my family had that the hospital provides a vital service. I was delighted to be asked to be involved in the match and to be able to give something back.”

As well as the match at Our Cow Molly’s farm in Dungworth, the day included a BBQ and a bouncy castle and raised £800.

John added: “I’d really encourage the people of Sheffield and particularly Sheffield businesses to do what they can to support The Children’s Hospital Charity because every penny makes a difference.”

To get involved or to download a Make It Better pack at www.tchc.org.uk/makeitbetter