Whittington raising money after newborn son needed operations

Penistone Church’s Scott Whittington’s son Oscar

Penistone Church attacker Scott Whittington is raising money to thank the Sick Children’s Trust after his newborn son Oscar was treated at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Oscar was born on the 24th August at Barnsley Hospital where a a growth on his bladder was found.

He was transferred straight to the neonatal surgical unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. After a few operations this week and thankfully anything dangerous has been ruled out. 

The former Worsbrough Bridge player is organising a charity football match at Penistone to raise money for the SCT – whose funds enabled Whittington and his partner Hayley to stay at Oscar’s side at the Hospital.

“As a way of attempting to pay them back I’ve set a JustGiving page up and we are arranging a charity game at Penistone,” he said.

“Both me and Hayley were put straight in accommodation next to the ward that Oscar is in so we can be with him as much as possible. This is only made possible by The Sick Children’s Trust who have been amazing to us and many other families.

“This is a completely charity run facility that wouldn’t be able to do what they do without donations. It can cost £30 per night, £210 per week and £900 per months to put families up.”

The JustGiving page has already raised nearly £800 and the link is HERE.

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