Sheffield United have donated 6,000 match day tickets to the city’s Children’s Hospital.
The club has donated 2,000 tickets for each of its home fixtures against Colchester United on February 10, Peterborough United on March 3 and Crewe Alexandra on March 28.
Tickets will be sold by The Children’s Hospital Charity to raise money for its ‘Make It Better’ campaign, which aims to raise £10m by 2016 to pay for a new wing.
Sheffield United has pledged to raise £25,000.
The charity will sell the tickets for £6 to clubs affiliated to Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, with £2.50 from each sale going towards the ‘Make It Better’ campaign.
Clubs which sell tickets will also get £2.50 from every one sold and the football league will get £1.
Tchad Western, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted with Sheffield United’s donation of match day tickets and we thank them for their continued support and generosity.”
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough said: “As a community-focused club, we are proud to support such a wonderful local charity in this way and we hope that this fundraising initiative goes some way to reaching our £25,000 fundraising target.
“We hope that all the players of the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League get behind the ticket scheme to raise funds for both their club and the hospital.”
Nathan Batchelor, Secretary of the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, said: “The ticket donation is a wonderful idea to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity.
“We are honoured to be involved.”