Free sports day for Sheffield cancer kids

A community day is taking place after local residents managed to raise �50,000 to renovate the hall after it fell into disrepair.
A community day is taking place after local residents managed to raise �50,000 to renovate the hall after it fell into disrepair.
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More than 100 members of the University of Sheffield’s Students Union took part in a day of free sport and activities for children and young people living with or surviving from cancer.

Do It For You is a day of sport which encourages young cancer patients aged from two to 16 to try sport.

A community day is taking place after local residents managed to raise �50,000 to renovate the hall after it fell into disrepair.

A community day is taking place after local residents managed to raise �50,000 to renovate the hall after it fell into disrepair.

Youngsters tried their hand at more than 25 sports, including archery, boccia and wheelchair basketball.

The project was developed by Sheffield Children’s Hospital in partnership with Sport Sheffield, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Volunteering and was held at The English Institute Of Sport on Coleridge Road.

Student development manager at Sport Sheffield Kate Rickard said: “It was a really fantastic day and it showed that just because you are or you have been ill, doesn’t mean it has to be a barrier to participating.”