World Cup referee donates to children's hospice

World Cup referee Howard Webb recently presented a cheque to the North Anston based children's hospice close to his heart, Bluebell Wood.

Howard Webb presents a cheque to Bluebell Wood Credit: Bluebell Wood

Howard, who is a patron of the charity, was recently guest speaker at the Football Safety Officers Association (FSOA) 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Harrogate, and requested that his fee be donated to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Howard said: "It's nice to be able to give something back to the local community and after visiting Bluebell on numerous occasions I think they are a very deserving charity.

"I really support the fantastic work they do and I'm honoured to be a patron."