South Yorkshire footballer rise to fundraising cake-off challenge

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South Yorkshire footballers rose to the occasion to raise money for Sheffield’s specialist cancer charity - by taking part in a cake-off challenge.

Players from Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United and Barnsley took part in the cake-off in support of Weston Park Hospital.

The event at Marco’s New York Italian restaurant saw two players from each club decorate their own club-themed cake.

Fans will decide the overall winner by voting for the cakes online.

Sheffield Wednesday‘s Captain, Glenn Loovens and striker Fernando Forestieri took part along with Sheffield United’s Che Adams and Harrison McGahey, Barnsley’s Nick Townsend and Callum Evans and Rotherham’s Luciano Becchio and Aimen Belaid.

The event was organised to promote Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity’s annual ‘Time for Tea’ campaign.

Now into its 3rd year, Time for Tea is an initiative which encourages people to host or attend a tea party to raise cash for Weston Park during May.

Charity fundraising manager, Sarah Cross said: “Thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the footballers from all four clubs, the Time for Tea cake-off was a brilliant event, which brought together rival players for one worthy cause.

“We now need the fans to get behind their own club and vote for their cake by making a donation via JustGiving.”

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity needs to raise over £2 million this year.

Visit to find out how to vote and more about the Time for Tea fundraising initiative.