Don’t miss the Salford Red Devils family fun day on Sunday 16th July where you can support St Ann’s Hospice at the local derby

By Teagan Earith on July 11, 2023

Make sure you get your tickets for the Takeover Day happening at Salford Red Devils on Sunday 16th July raising money for St Ann’s Hospice – you won’t want to miss out!

The Salford Red Devils are playing against their local rivals Leigh Leopards on Sunday 16th July, with the day set to be a great family fun event in support of St Ann’s Hospice.

The event will start from 12:30pm with lots of activities going on ahead of the game. This includes a fun fair, bands playing on the stage, face painting, ice-cream vans, raffles including a match shirt signed by the players, stalls and a chance to meet Stann and Diablo (St Ann’s Hospice’s and Salford Red Devils’ mascots) and to soak a player with a sponge!

The match between the Salford Red Devils and Leigh Leopards will kick off will be at 3pm and there will be a special match ball presentation too.

I am so pleased that we have this wonderful opportunity to partner with Salford Red Devils.  Salford Red Devils are an integral part of the community and their support for us at St Ann’s Hospice really does show how much as a club they care about the community around. Heather Bennett, In-Memory and Legacy Fundraiser

It costs us £20,000 a day to run the hospice and we could not keep our doors open without the support of our communities. We are really looking forward to a fantastic day with the club and the supporters and I am sure that the fans will be just as supportive as the club!  As a season ticket holder myself, I know what a great fan base we have!

The communities we serve at St Ann’s Hospice and the supporters we have really do mean so much to us, so thank you to Salford Red Devils for being there for us!  We can’t wait to share the day with you all.”

Salford Red Devils have been working hard to design a special shirt to commemorate the takeover day with St Ann’s Hospice. The shirts will be available for general sale at the match, with £5 from each shirt sale being donated to St Ann’s Hospice.

The players will be wearing them to warm up in the pre-match so make sure you match the teams and bag one for yourself, friends or family!

Paul King, Chairman at Salford Red Devils, said: “We are now a community-owned club and we take our responsibility to the community seriously.  St Ann’s is a long-established charity in the community of Salford with links to the vast majority of our citizens.

“Ever since I was a kid, I have known about St Ann’s.  I used to go collecting conkers in Madam’s Wood with my grandad and brother which is right next to where St Ann’s in Little Hulton is, so I’ve always known it was there.  The year I first went to watch a Salford match at the Willows was the same year that St Ann’s opened in Little Hulton.

The hospice is an integral part of the community and we want to do what we can to support it. Paul King, Chairman at Salford Red Devils

Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, added: “We’re so pleased our relationship with Salford Red Devils is continuing as we raise money for the ongoing care that is provided by our hospice to the local community.

“The takeover day will include lots of fun for families and spectators to get involved in to show their support.

We are very grateful for all the support from the Salford Red Devils and those attending, from everyone at the hospice we thank you for your dedication to us. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann's Hospice

Tickets can be purchased on Salford Red Devil’s website and a donation can be made at the time of purchase to St Ann’s Hospice here.