Sheffield Children's Hospital set to benefit from 96 mile run
Date: 10/11/2012. Story submitted by: Dean Lambert
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Sheffield Children's Hospital and Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool are set to benefit as a group of Liverpool fans embark on a 96-mile run between Sheffield and Liverpool.
The Run will take place over three days from April 4 to 6, 2013 and unlike last year when the team ran 76 miles, this year it will be 96 miles in three days in memory of the 96 people that died at the Hillsborough Disaster.
The run will start on the pitch at Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday and end on the pitch at Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club, at halftime of the game against West Ham United.
Last year 76 miles were run by the group and the run raised £15,000 for The Hillsborough Justice Campaign (HJC) and the Hillsborough Families Support Group (HSFG) and this year, the Run is delighted to be doing the Run in memory of the 96, while raising money for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool and The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield.
Both Hillsborough groups are whole-heartedly behind the 2013 Run.
Steve Kelly of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign was enthusiastically behind the idea, saying: “I can’t think of a better legacy than one that will help children who are ill.
"I am more than happy to wish the team the very best of luck, as someone who lost a brother at Hillsborough, I feel something so good is at last coming out of something so bad.”
Margaret Aspinall, the chairwoman of the Hillsborough Families Support Group also endorsed the Run, saying, “we give them our full support and backing and very best wishes for your next run on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Sheffield in memory of the 96.”
Sheffield Wednesday and Liverpool are also committed to the 2103 version of the Run.
Trevor Braithwait, communications director at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, said: "The concept of linking the two children’s hospitals as chief beneficiaries from the Hillsborough to Anfield Run is inspired and will only strengthen the existing bond between Liverpool and Sheffield.”
Andrew Parkinson, the operations director of Liverpool Football Club, was very pleased about the two hospitals being the beneficiaries. He said: “Liverpool Football Club is delighted to support this year’s Hillsborough to Anfield Run to help raise money for the children’s hospitals here in Liverpool and in Sheffield.”
As the beneficiaries of the fundraising, both hospitals are looking forward to what the future will bring.
Chris Done, the Head of Fundraising and PR at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, said, “We are delighted to be one of the beneficiaries of this unique event which is recognising the tragic events of 1989, joining the two stadia of Anfield and Hillsborough and raising money for two of the UK’s four stand-alone children’s hospitals – Alder Hey and Sheffield.”
Rebecca Staden is a senior fundraiser at The Children’s Hospital Charity spoke also of the bringing together of so many people and groups. She said: “We’re honoured to be one of the charities to benefit from this inspiring event, which is bringing so many people together.
"The money raised will go to our Make it Better appeal, to help transform The Children’s Hospital here in Sheffield and make our extraordinary hospital even better.”
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