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Wednesdayite helps out Sheffield Speedway Hero's Big day - Raising £384

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  • Wednesdayite will be helping out this Sunday by providing car park facilities to Speedway fans.


    Our chairman , Paul Holmes, was contacted by Andy Deakin of Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday afternoon to see if we could assist our local sporting neighbours, Sheffield Speedway, with the use of the Wednesdayite Car park on this Sunday (22nd March 2015).

    On finding out that the event was a benefit event for ex-rider , Ricky Ashworth, who suffered life changing injuries and brain damage in a speedway crash in August 2013, Paul agreed with Ian Hunter , of Sheffield Window Centre and Sheffield Speedway that we would charge £3 for each car with the full proceeds going to Ricky's fund. 

    It would be great if this offer was matched by the owner of the Owlerton stadium car park as well, giving the days car park takings and boosting the funds .

    UPdtae this raised £384 towards Ricky's funds and many who parked there were grateful to be able to contribute in this way,


    Paul will be giving up his Sunday afternoon to open and man the car park,  if anyone wants to assist in helping park the cars up from 3pm to 5pm please text Paul on 07877 282293, all ofers of help will be gratefully received.

    On SWFC Match days Paul and fellow director Jeff Williams , with kind assitance from Gary Steer and Doug Oxspring, give up between them 20 hours to ensure the car park operates smoothly for the benefit of fans and raising money for Wednesdayite good causes, helping fund Wednesdayites Primary Schools coaching programme, Smile tickets , SWFC acedamy, SWFC Community Programme. , as well as offering assistance and funding to local football clubs and equipment within the SWFC Stadium to enable Blind or partially sighted people to listen live commentry in their seats at Hillsborough.

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