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The Rotary Club of Sheffield raises thousands of dollars for cancer and leukemia service at children’s hospital UK News

In December 2020, for the first time in 50 years, the Rotary Club of Wortley had to cancel its annual Santa’s Sleigh Ride, which runs through the areas of Wortley, High Green, Chapeltown, Grenoside, Ecclesfield and Thorpe Hesley on the eve of Christmas.

The sleigh ride is primarily for children and their families to meet Santa Claus, but charitable donations are made by the general public during the event.

However, after Covid-19 halted public donations, the Rotary Club of Wortley decided to hold a ‘virtual Christmas raffle’ to raise funds, hosted by Rotarian Trevor Fletcher with the support of club members, friends, relatives and members of the public.

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The Wortley Rotary Club raised £ 4,500 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital charity.

The raffle raised £ 3,100.00 as well as another donation from the Rotary Club of Wortley charity fund, bringing the total to £ 4,500, all of which were donated to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity for the new Cancer Project and Leukemia Ward.

Steven Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of Wortley, said: “We are sure that the disappointment of children and their families at Christmas will find some satisfaction knowing that this contribution will help children less fortunate in health than themselves. .

The new service has significance far beyond Sheffield and will be the main treatment center for children with cancer and leukemia, from babies to 19-year-olds in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Derbyshire – he will also see patients traveling from as far away as Northampton. for treatment.

The service will include many features such as a larger and better games room, space for computer workstations, specialized visual aids, space to accommodate patients with or without walking aids and space improved so that parents can stay with their children.

It is further funded by donations from families, individuals and organizations, and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity has until November 2021 to fully fund the project.

The Wortley Rotary Club is made up of around 25 people who meet every Monday and spend a few hours each week helping those less fortunate.

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