Sheffield Wednesday fans walk raises cash for Children’s Hospital

Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography
Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography
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Sheffield Wednesday fans have raised hundreds of pounds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital with a charity walk through the city.

Dozens of people took part in a walk from the Children’s Hospital to Hillsborough Stadium, stopping at local pubs along the way to collect money in buckets.

Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

The event was arranged by Dato Khan, who runs the popular The Wednesday Sing! Facebook page.

Dato said it is hoped around £1,000 could have been raised, with the buckets of cash being handed over to the Children’s Hospital to be counted up before an official cheque presentation later this year.

He said he would be asking Sheffield Wednesday for a donation as well.

The 40-year-old, of Woodseats, said: “It was absolutely brilliant, with lots of Wednesday fans turning up.

Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

Sheffield wednesday Fans ready for a charity walk from the Childrens Hospital to Hillsborough, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 6 August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley Photography

“We had people coming in scooters and wheelchairs and there were children and dogs.

“People really enjoyed it.

“We were walking through town and Sheffield United were playing that day. We bumped into some Blades fans in the Banker’s Draft and got them to donate as well.

“We have done things for charity before through Wednesday Sing! but not on this scale. Now we have the idea of what to do and how to do it we will do it again next year and hopefully get a lot more people involved as well.”

The money raised will go towards supporting the Children’s Hospital building of a new £40 million wing.

n To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dato-Khan1