How England and ex-Sheffield United player Dominic Calvert-Lewin is supporting Children’s Hospital
England International and Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has become the latest new patron for The Children’s Hospital Charity, which supports Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin 24, was born in Sheffield and began his career with Sheffield United. In August 2016, he joined Everton and became a full England international in October 2020, scoring on his debut.
He will support The Children’s Hospital Charity’s fundraising efforts to transform the facilities at Sheffield Children’s through its Building a Better Future appeal.
The 24-year-old England and Everton striker said: “I am honoured to be asked to be a patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity.
"It is a place that is close to my heart being from Sheffield, and I am in awe of the work undertaken by all of the staff and the care given to all of their young patients, especially during these difficult times.
“I will be doing my utmost to help the Charity in any way possible and give the patients, parents and staff at Sheffield Children’s as much support as I possibly can.”
Building work has started on a new £2.75M Cancer and Leukaemia ward, and The Children’s Hospital Charity have until November to fully fund the project.
The new ward will be the Principal Treatment Centre for children with cancer and leukaemia from babies to 19-year-olds within South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire.
It will also treat patients from across the UK for chemotherapy, operations, and bone marrow transplants and is set to feature a larger, brighter space, with a bigger and better playroom situated in the heart of the ward.
Robert Gurruchaga, philanthropy officer at The Children’s Hospital Charity, added: “We are delighted that Dominic, one of the nation’s brightest sports stars and an inspiration to us all, will be joining as a patron.
“It is no surprise given the world-class staff and expertise at Sheffield Children’s Hospital that Dominic has since reached the top of his profession.
“His example will serve as encouragement to all our patients, and we look forward to working with Dominic in the weeks and months to come to change even more lives through our fundraising efforts.”
To find out more about The Children’s Hospital Charity and their work transforming Sheffield Children’s, visit www.tchc.org.uk/