Rotherham United have once again been incredibly proud to support the charity efforts of our supporters and people in the local area throughout the 2021/22 season, supporting a number of causes with the help of our Community Sports Trust.
Year-upon-year we look to build on our charity work and with the help of the EFL and their ‘official partners’ try to go above and beyond to support as many of the brilliant causes that there are out there as we can.
It is heart-warming to hear of Millers fans and others within our community who want to make a difference, by giving up their own time and often, money, to support one cause or another.
Of course, we do receive some incredibly emotive and upsetting emails from people, informing us of tragic life events among other reasons for their fundraising efforts, which is why we are even more keen to try and remain a cornerstone of the local community and offer support where we can.
The 2021/22 campaign has arguably been our most significant yet when talking about the work that we have undertaken to support a cause so close to the hearts of many in the town, in the Rotherham Hospice.
As always, our Honorary Life President John Breckin has been a shining light on that front, with his Give the Hospice a Hand day at our home game with Shrewsbury Town, being the first event of its kind here – and a hugely successful one at that.
It never ceases to amaze us just how kind and selfless Millers fans can be and that has definitely been the case again in 2021/22.
Beyond all of that, we love to hear the many success stories of events that we have supported from fans who have contacted us after the events have taken place – quite often with pictures or final tallies of the money which has been raised for charity.
Our Community Sports Trust do their best to keep a track on which fundraisers we have supported throughout the season and below is a list of the charities that we have pledged our backing to with donations in recent months.
A full list of the people/charities that we have supported through the donation of tickets and signed merchandise can be found, here:
Hallam FM Cash for Kids, Cash for Kids - South Yorkshire, Cancer Research UK, Winston's Wish, Brampton U8s, RDASH, Dementia UK, Sitwell Juniors, Bramley Sunnyside JFC, SCF Children’s Charity, Rotherham Riders, Aston Hall Cricket Club, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Athorpe Lodge Care Home, The Sick Children's Trust, The Children’s Hospital Charity, Sam's Army, Astrum House, MacMillan Cancer Support, First Aiders, Alzheimers Society, Dinnington Town U7s FC, Cancer Research UK, BackCare, Royal British Legion, MIND115 Charity Challenge, British Heart Foundation, Rotherham Rise & Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Maltby Main Under 15s Football Club, Ryegate House - Children's Respite Centre, The Hill Primary, Thurnscoe, Greenside Court Activities, Rotherham Cheerleading Academy, Rawmarsh St Joseph's JFC, Premier Inn Meadowhall for Great Ormond Street Hospital, David Staley - Charity auction, Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Aidan Whittingham – GoFundMe, Tyler Drayton - World Challenge Exhibition, Carl Chapman - Treeton Terriers, Keith Taylor - cancer charity, Gemma Rhodes - Football fundraiser, Jordan Armitage - fundraiser for Northern General Hospital, Bethan Fitter – Fundraiser, Daniel Tucker - Dan's 2022 Run Challenge, David Wright - raffle, Charity night at Wharncliffe Restaurant, Bramley Sunnyside JFC End of Season Raffle, Sheffield Children's Hospital – raffle, Mel Heap charity match, Sitwell Park - Spinal Injuries Charity Park Day, Andrew Halliday - Bearded Fishermen Charity, Drama Group YPPA - : Fundraising raffle, Sarah Crain - Fundraising evening, Karen Larkin SENSE - Easter Raffle, Thorncliffe Girls U14s – raffle, HSBC - charity day for Sparkle Sheffield, Louise Parry local fundraising, Jo Saville raffle (under 7's football team Brinsworth Whitehill FC), Lynsey Stuchbury Millmoor Juniors U9s End of Season Raffle, Fundraiser for the Sick Children’s Trust, Charity Football Match - Flash Lane Fields at Bramley, Charity football game to help raise money for Peter Stanley’s kids, Greasbrough Youth football presentation raffle, St Thomas' Church Hall - British Heart Foundation Raffle, Paul Clarke Fundraiser for Lincs. and Notts. Air Ambulance, St Bede’s School summer fair raffle, Mel Heap charity match.