Charity Football Match
MEPS International is located to the west of Sheffield city centre, a stone’s throw from Sheffield Children’s hospital. We recently had the honour of sponsoring a charity football match at Sheffield FC, the world’s oldest football club. The day was in aid of Sheffield Children’s hospital.
Sheffield Children’s is an extraordinary place. It is dynamic and ground-breaking, with state-of-the-art facilities and a worldwide reputation for providing outstanding care. Many members of staff are leaders in their fields, recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise shaping paediatric care. Among its countless specialisms, Sheffield Children’s is a pioneering centre for neurosurgery including brain tumour removal, hosts the UK’s leading Sleep Service and receives new-born screening referrals from around the world through its dedicated clinical genetics department.
Children come from all over the country for treatment at Sheffield Children’s, and The Children’s Hospital Charity work hard to improve the service. The money raised through donations buys life-saving equipment, funds vital research and treatment for thousands of children from across the world and helps create a comfortable, engaging environment for patients. Sheffield Children’s is now one of just three specialist children’s hospitals in the UK, alongside Great Ormond Street and Alder Hey in Liverpool. All the money raised will help to change children’s lives from across the country and worldwide.
The football match ended 11-6 with the blue team winning. Players included former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, former Newcastle United defender John Beresford, singer songwriter James Arthur and YouTuber Jeremy Lynch.
Images courtesy of Lee Myers