We have had a long association with Peter's and really appreciate their support. I'm sure fans at the match on Sunday will be pleased as well, as the Premier Steak and Stones pie is already a big hit with Blades fans.
(PRWeb UK) February 18, 2011
One of the UK’s leading pie producers, Peter’s, is donating pies to the Blades Legends vs. Radio Sheffield All Stars charity game on Sunday February 20th at the BT Local Stadium. Peter’s will be supplying 300 of its Steak and Stones Bitter pies for the game, which are made exclusively for sale at Sheffield United games.
The game has been organised to help lifelong Blades supporter Karl Darby, who suffers from Myoclonic Epilepsy. Karl is confined to a wheelchair, and has lived in the Leonard Cheshire Home on Mickey Lane, Totley, for the past 10 years, as he cannot stay with his parents due to the steep stairs at their house. Proceeds from the match will be used for building modifications which will allow Karl to move back home. Classic Lifts, Sheffield United’s lifts supplier are also supporting the cause, and are providing a stairlift for Karl.
David McCarthy, Head of Operations at Sheffield United, said:
“We have had a long association with Peter’s and really appreciate their support. I’m sure fans at the match on Sunday will be pleased as well, as the Premier Steak and Stones pie is already a big hit with Blades fans.”
The game will include a mix of ex pros as well as celebrities. Playing for the All-Star BBC Radio Sheffield team are Seth Bennett, Mark Smith, Lee Butler, and Blades legend Keith Edwards, alongside actors Junade Khan (Hollyoaks), William Snape (Full Monty) and Lee Otway (Hollyoaks).
Confirmed for the Blades Legends are: Bob Booker, Craig Short, Paul Beesley, Carl Bradshaw, Paul Shaw, Peter Duffield, Jeff Eckhardt, Tony Agana, Chris Short, Adrian Littlejohn, Mark Todd and Tony Philliskirk.
John McAughtrie, National Account Manager at Peter’s, said:
“As soon as we heard about the charity match, we were really happy to support it. We have a great relationship with the club, and the match is for a fantastic cause. We really hope that local people get behind the event, and that it raises enough money for Karl to return home.”
Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, and will be available from the turnstiles on the day.
Peter’s Food Service Ltd began life as a small pie manufacturer, and today is one of Britain’s best-loved brands of pies, pasties, rolls and slices. The business produces over 3 million pastries every week and employs 700 people.
With 10 distribution depots throughout the UK, Peter’s currently supplies 38 major sports stadia, as well as fast food outlets, fish bars, restaurants, cafes, independent retailers, schools, hospitals and hotels with a range of over 900 separate product lines.
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