Workington Reds strip will help keep Cumbrian air ambulance kitted out
Last updated at 12:11, Thursday, 28 June 2012
Workington Reds are launching a charity strip to help raise funds for the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance.
It is hoped the football team will wear the shirt, made by kit suppliers O’Neills, for the friendly match with Scottish Second Division outfit Queen of the South at Borough Park.
An auction will be held after the July 21 friendly with fans able to bid for the one-off shirts.
Club volunteer Keith Nelson, a former director, has worked for weeks to create the limited edition kit.
He said: “It’s vitally important that charities, who carry out such incredible work, are helped out by the communities they serve.
“The Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance is an incredible charity and it’s great that Humphrey Dobie has given the green light to helping raise money.
“A lot of work has gone into making these shirts, which we are hoping to reveal in the coming days.
“We are waiting to hear back from the manufacturers, but it’s looking likely that the friendly with Queen of the South will be the fundraising game.”
The shirt will be sponsored by Romar Workwear, which is owned by John Rowlands, a lifelong Reds fan.
Mr Nelson said: “We have a complete leisure range out now, which is selling extremely well.
“We have moved into four-figures already, and the new home and away shirts have only been on sale since Friday.”
First published at 11:27, Thursday, 28 June 2012
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