Chester Football Club is set to play its part in a national campaign to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Chester FC is going to be holding a special ‘Think Pink’ day at our game v Lancaster City FC on Saturday 23rd October at The Exacta Stadium.
The club has teamed up with the fundraising department at the Countess of Chester Hospital in order to raise money for their Breast Care Unit.
Janet Ratcliffe, Fundraising Manager at the Countess of Chester Hospital said of the event, “I think this is a fantastic idea and we are extremely grateful to Chester FC for thinking about supporting our Breast Care Unit in this innovative way. Tickets are on sale at the hospital in both the fundraising office and the breast care unit and we are hoping that many of our staff and patients will dig out their brightest pink clothes and accessories and come along to cheer on the team whilst helping us to raise funds for the unit.”
During the run up to this match it will be possible for Chester FC fans to buy their own ‘Think Pink’ t-shirts from the Club Shop at The Exacta Stadium. Similar t-shirts will be worn by the players during their pre-match warm up on Saturday 23rd and will be signed and auctioned off to fans in the Blues Bar after the match to raise yet more money for this worthwhile cause.
Blues’ manager, Neil Young and some of his team are also hoping to make a visit to Chester’s Breast Care Unit in order to raise awareness of the important work being undertaken there.
On the day itself, the club are encouraging all fans to come along wearing something pink and there will be various other pink-themed events taking place. The Blues Bar will turn pink for the day and will serve a special pink drinks menu whilst there will be a half-time raffle with lots of great prizes to be won and volunteers from the Hospital fundraising department will be selling raffle tickets in the build up to the game as well as undertaking a bucket collection at The Exacta Stadium.
On the pitch pink street dancers will entertain the crowd and there will be a special edition ‘Think Pink’ programme available, priced at £3 with 50p from every copy being donated to the Breast Care Unit. This will include a 4-page merchandise catalogue along with an order form for the 125th anniversary shirt.
Lily Hymes, of Chester FC said, “The response so far has been great! We’d love it if everyone spread the word and brought along friends, partners and children to support this worthwhile event. Chester is a community club and many members of our community have been affected by breast cancer. We’d like to raise as much money as possible for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital, so come down on the 23rd October and don’t forget to think pink!”
The Think Pink match – Chester vs Lancaster City - will take place at 3.00pm on Saturday 23rd October and normal ticket prices will apply. More information can be found at www.chesterfc.com.
For interviews regarding the Think Pink Theme Day please contact Commercial Assistant, Lily Hymes on 01244 371376 or 07795 395229
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