Players and staff at Sheffield United will swap the red and white stripes for festive knitwear on Friday 11 December as they support a South Yorkshire charity’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Paces, the Sheffield-based specialist centre, charity and school for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders, have received support from the Blades for a number of years and are hoping the club’s fans will join the stars in signing up to support the festive fundraising.
The money will go towards allowing Paces to move its special school and adult services to a new home, allowing the charity to support three times as many children and adults as they currently do.
The organisation teaches life-changing skills using conductive education – such as sitting, standing, walking, speaking, communication and self-care – in an environment they can have fun, develop friendships, and feel like they belong.
Julie Booth, Head of Fundraising at Paces, said:
“Everyone at Sheffield United have been huge supporters of Paces and we’re delighted that they’ll be putting on their Christmas Jumpers on 11 December to support our fundraising.
“We know many are still working at home, but there’s still plenty of opportunities to join the festive fun and we hope to see photos of amazing knits from kitchen tables, spare rooms and sofas as well as from those back in offices, factories and on the training pitch.”