Sunday 9th June 2019, kick off 2p.m. sees Hallam FC annual charity football match being played at their Sandygate Ground. This year it’s in aid of Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and their “Build it Better” Appeal.
The teams are: SHEFFIELD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL XI VS A HALLAM FC SELECT XI
The respective Managers, Hallam Vice Chairmen Richard Pillinger and Kevin Scott, have assembled two strong teams for the clash.
There will be celebrities on show and keeping the whole event under control, Club President and former FIFA referee Uriah Rennie will be this afternoon’s referee, with a sin-bin at his disposal – for the first time – here at Sandygate. Having reached the mandatory maximum age of 45, Uriah retired from the FIFA list but continued to referee at League level. The Holder of a Master’s in Business Administration and Law, Uriah is an Officer at the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA, an advisor to the Walking Football Association, and a local Magistrate. You have been warned!!
Skippering the Hallam FC Select XI will be Lee Bullen, former captain and now a senior member of the first team coaching staff at Sheffield Wednesday.
Former IBF International Middleweight Champion Adam “The Bomber” Etches will also appear for the Hallam Select XI.
The Match Sponsor is L.E.W Electrical wholesalers, and Match Ball sponsor is Greaves Wealth Management.
We’re also delighted to welcome the young ladies of Hillsborough Pumas Under-12’s, who will act as ball-girls for this afternoon’s challenge match and as usual, the 1867 Lounge and Ann’s Cabin will be open for food and refreshments.
The money raised from today’s match will help The Children’s Hospital Charity’s urgent appeal to build a new Emergency Department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Emergency Department is a regional Major Trauma Centre, helping up to 200 children a day from South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire to deal with every possible problem imaginable. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.
Originally built to accommodate a maximum of 32,000 patients a year, the facility now sees 60,000 children every 12 months. In serious incidents, up to 15 doctors and nurses may attend one critically ill patient. Extra space isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity; so, the new department would create space and privacy, and allow children to receive care in the most appropriate setting, and expand the waiting room to four times its current size, with more treatment, consultancy and examination rooms as well as a dedicated space for children to play.
The Appeal is looking to raise £4.5 million. To find out more, including how you can help following today’s match, visit www.tchc.org.uk .