Sheffield Wednesday do their bit for the Children’s Hospital – massive Owls bear being worked on

Sheffield Wednesday are supporting the Bears of Sheffield campaign this season as money is raised to build a new cancer and leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 1:25 pm

The trail, which is beginning a year later than planned due to the pandemic, is made up of 60 big bears, that are almost seven foot tall, and will be dotted about the city alongside 100 littler bears for families to ‘collect’ on a trail around Sheffield via a QR code.

One of the big bears will be in Sheffield Wednesday colours as the club seek to continue giving back to their community, with all of those involved helping to do their bit to raise the money required to give youngsters with cancer and leukaemia the help that they require.

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Wednesday explained on their website that The Bears of Sheffield are ‘being brought to life by artists of all ages, both amateur and professional, in isolation or in small groups’, and that ‘after the trail is complete, the larger bears will be auctioned off at a special event to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital’.

As explained by TCHC, the bears will ‘raise vital funds to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital’.

The department ‘treat children from babies through to 19-year olds, in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and as far south as Northampton. One of twenty principle treatment centres in the UK, we care for children with cancer and Leukaemia as well as patients who have other blood problems such as bleeding and inherited disorders’.

Sheffield Wednesday are backing a campaign to help build a new ward at the Children's Hospital. (via SWFC)

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Sheffield Wednesday's bear is over two metres tall. (via SWFC)