Millers’ stars knit together to back Bluebell Wood

By Gareth Dennison | 06/12/2017

Millers’ stars knit together to back Bluebell Wood
From left: goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell, defender Joe Mattock and defender Richard Wood

MILLERS players broke out their natty knitwear to back Bluebell Wood’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Keeper Richard O’Donnell and defenders Joe Mattock and Richard Wood will be among those stepping out in seasonal sweaters.

The children’s hospice is asking sports teams, schools, businesses and community groups to raise as much money as possible by wearing jumpers on Friday (8) for a minimum £1 donation.

Richard O’Donnell said: “Because Bluebell Wood is there for families 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, the least we can do is put on a Christmas jumper for one day. 

“We’re really pleased to do our bit for such a worthwhile cause. Anyone who hasn’t already signed up to take part should get on board. 

“It’s a bit of festive fun that will make a real difference to families facing the hardest of times.”

Bluebell Wood community fundraiser Anna Gott thanked Rotherham United and the club’s community sport trust for their support.

She added: “It doesn’t matter whether you go solo or do it as a team, your knitwear and donations will help us care for children and families just when they need us most.”

Supporters are asked to post their jumper photos on social media, using the hashtag #ChristmasJumperDay.

Download a Christmas Jumper Day pack from the North Anston charity’s website at

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