Youngsters travel in style thanks to Charlie's Trust
Date: 27/04/2012. Story submitted by: SuzanneRutter
Submitted by: SuzanneRutter
A charitable trust set up in memory of a lovable Sheffield United fan, tragically killed near his own home, will be handing over keys to a minibus to help the work of the club’s community division, ahead of their high-profile clash against Stevenage.
Charlie’s Trust was established in memory of Charlie Liversidge, a seven-year-old boy who died after being knocked down in a neighbour’s driveway in Dore, in April 2008.
The charity works to provide educational opportunities for children and young people in South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire.
Its latest initiative is the donation of a minibus to the club’s community arm, the United Initiative.
The 16-seater vehicle will be shared by Penny Acres Primary School in Holmesfield, between Sheffield and Chesterfield, which Charlie attended.
Charlie’s parents, Andrew and Jo, will be presenting the keys to the minibus at United’s match against Stevenage on Saturday.
Charlie’s parents will be joined by more than 100 of Charlie’s school friends and family at the event, where a poem dedicated to him will also be read out.
Sheffield United will help meet the ongoing costs of the minibus, provided by Chatfields of Sheffield.
The vehicle is also colourfully branded with the Charlie’s Trust and United Initiative logos, provided free of charge by The Signshop in Sheffield, owned by Blades fan Paul Bolt.
Mark Todd, Community Development Manager for the United Initiative, said: “The United Initiative will use the new minibus, in conjunction with Penny Acres Primary School, to provide sporting and educational opportunities for youngsters of all ages.
"It will be a huge asset to the club’s community division, helping to transport children and young people between training grounds and to matches.”
Beverley Webster, Charlie’s auntie and chairwoman of the trust, added: “Donating this minibus through money raised by Charlie’s Trust will mean that many children and young people will benefit for years to come through the fantastic work of both the United Initiative and Penny Acres Primary School.
"Charlie was a massive Blades fan, so this is a fitting tribute and a great way to keep his memory alive.”
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