May the Fourth with the Blades

May the Fourth with the Blades

Sheffield Hospitals Charity took over Bramall Lane with a legion of Star Wars characters on May the 4th to raise funds and awareness for dementia care.

1 in 4 hospital beds in Sheffield are occupied by people with dementia at any one time and there are approximately 7,000 people in Sheffield living with dementia.

A troop of volunteers and characters celebrated Star Wars Day at the Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest match on Saturday, and fans were quick to get their cameras out.  

Chris Bell, from the UK Garrison Events Team, said, “We like to think of the UK Garrison as bad guys doing good! We do it all for fun and to raise money for brilliant charities like Sheffield Hospitals Charity.”

Beth Crackles, CEO of Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said, “Dementia can be cruel. Sheffield Hospitals Charity is proud to fund a specialist team that works across Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, to develop resources, enhance training for NHS staff and provide practical support to people living with dementia. We were thrilled to be at Bramall Lane, bringing our Star Wars friends, to raise awareness and funds so that we can continue to support this vital work. Huge thanks to Sheffield United and Blades fans for getting behind this important cause that touches so many lives.”

Published: Thursday 6th of June 2024