“The pride we feel seeing the team representing the hospice is enormous. The people of Barnsley are at the heart of what we do, so it is great to see such a huge pillar of our local community supporting us in this way.
“Our aim is that everyone in Barnsley knows about the care and support we provide and how they can access it, so we can’t thank the Club enough for giving us a platform to reach thousands of local people.
“We wish the team lots of luck for the remainder of the season and will continue cheering them on here at the hospice!”
Barnsley FC Chief Executive Officer, Khaled El-Ahmad, added:
“We are honoured to be able to work with Barnsley Hospice and have them on the front of our shirts as part of the Together Red campaign.
“The work they do in our community is incredibly important and the services they provide are vital in helping the people of Barnsley. We are proud to represent the hospice and hope that this partnership gives them much-deserved awareness.
“I am looking forward to seeing the shirt in action, starting tomorrow at Bolton!”
The hospice, based in Gawber, needs to raise £2.5 million each year to fund patient care and support for families. It relies entirely on fundraising and donations to achieve this amount. An additional £1.5m grant is provided by the NHS. Barnsley Hospice provides specialist care and support for people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, heart and lung disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease; and supports those close to them too. For more information visit www.barnsleyhospice.org