Sheffield roller skaters back charity plea

Sheffield roller derby girls support Oxfam
Sheffield roller derby girls support Oxfam
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SKATER girls in Sheffield are backing a charity campaign to help women in poverty around the world.

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls are holding a special roller derby match for Oxfam Get Together this week.

The match will take place at Skate Central on Queens Road in the city from 7pm on Saturday.

Member Amy Roberts, aged 30, of Highfields, said: “The majority of people living in poverty are women.

“Get Together raises money for Oxfam’s work, helping women reclaim their rights and make their voices heard.

“We want everyone in Sheffield to attend our match and help us raise as much as possible for other women around the world.”

The Oxfam campaign is urging people to organise fundraising events during the week of International Women’s Day in March.

Oxfam community fundraiser Harriet Roberts said: “An Oxfam Get Together can be absolutely anything, from cocktails or a movie night at home, to a killer quiz with colleagues or even a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Tickets for the roller derby event cost £5.