Griffin Park played host to some special visitors last week. Three police officers from South Yorkshire Police visited all 92 League Clubs in 92 hours to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s hospital Cancer and Leukaemia ward appeal. They were at Griffin Park last Monday, 15 July, and were welcomed by Cliff Crown, Brentford FC Chairman.
Jamie Henderson, James Thorpe and Wednesdayite Scott Sarson are aiming to raise £25,000 for the hospital by driving and cycling the 2,400-mile journey. Griffin Park was one of the later stops on their journey, which started on Friday 12 July and finished on Tuesday. They finished on home soil, at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital is one of just three standalone specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. More than 269,000 patient journeys are made to the hospital each year and its work changes children’s lives from across the UK and around the world every day.
The Children’s Hospital Charity has recently launched an appeal to transform the Cancer and Leukaemia Ward at the hospital.
The team have raised more than £11,000 so far and are still collecting. For more information on the challenge and to donate visit their fund-raising page here.