Rotherham United would like to say another enormous thank you to our Club Partners Events4Healthcare, who have helped the Rotherham Hospice to raise a massive £2,065 following their kind donation of six shirts worn in the Emirates FA Cup tie at Ipswich Town.
E4H once again pledged their commercial support to the club as their Sleeve Sponsors for the 2022/23 Emirates FA Cup campaign but following the Millers’ exit from the competition, were in touch to express their intentions to use the partnership to make a charitable donation.
Following discussions around how that might be possible, it was decided that E4H would donate six of the Alternate Change Puma Teamwear shirts worn at Portman Road to the Rotherham Hospice to use as they wished for fundraising purposes.
Jerseys worn by Dan Barlaser, Chiedozie Ogbene and Jamie Lindsay were put into an online auction by supporter Kev Johnson – who took charge of the fundraising on behalf of the Hospice – whilst Millers fans were also able to buy tickets for a ‘spin-the-wheel’ raffle for one of Shane Ferguson, Peter Kioso or Cameron Humphreys’ shirts.
The fundraising tally has now officially been counted up by the Rotherham Hospice at an amazing £2,065 and everyone here at Rotherham United would like to say a huge thank you to E4H, and indeed everyone that was involved in donating to a cause close to the hearts of so many in the town.
Paula Figueira, Income Generation Manager at the Rotherham Hospice said:
“On behalf of everyone at the Rotherham Hospice, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Events4Healthcare and every single Rotherham United supporter that got involved with this fundraising effort.
“As people may know by now, we have to raise around £3 million per year to keep the hospice going and efforts like this one – which come as a result of a random act of kindness from a local business – really do help to boost the finances.
“When we were initially contacted about E4H’s generous donation, we weren’t sure what sort of numbers we were looking at, but to raise over £2,000 for six shirts is a massive statement from Millers fans in terms of their support for the Hospice and it means an incredible amount to everyone here.”