Tigers donate FC United cash to children’s hospital

Worksop Town v FC United of Manchester (w111119-6c)
Worksop Town v FC United of Manchester (w111119-6c)

Worksop Town FC will donate every penny they earn from 16th March’s big clash with FC United of Manchester to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The club’s magnificent offer, which has been sanctioned by the Evo-Stik League, will net thousands of pounds for the hospital charity.

Jason Clark, Tigers owner and CEO of Chesterfield based company Proact, told the Guardian he had targeted the FC United fixture, and an expected bumper crowd, as a chance to support the good work done by the NHS Foundation Trust.

“They’re the chosen charity of Proact this year and we did some great work with them last year,” he said.

“Picking the FC United game was deliberate, they’re a well supported side but also a club who pride themselves on supporting the local community, so hopefully this will resonate with both their fans and ours.”

Tchad Western, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital charity, expressed his delight at the prospect of benefitting from Clark and the football club’s act of goodwill.

“We are so grateful to Worksop Town Football Club for this generous gesture, which will help support our Make it Better Appeal, to transform The Children’s Hospital in Sheffield.”

“Everyone that goes to the game will be helping to make a huge difference to the lives of our young patients and their families and we want to say a huge thank you on their behalf.”

The charity is currently aiming to raise £20m towards a £40m development at the hospital, through their Make it Better appeal.

Enhancements to transform the building on Western Bank into a state-of-the-art facility will include single rooms and en-suite facilities, a special play tower, gardens, specialist medical equipment and artwork.

Last season Clark chose to donate £1 for every supporter who came through the gates of Sandy Lane to Macmillan Cancer Support.