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Walsall FC are putting shirts on for charity

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: September 05, 2014

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I THOUGHT Bugle readers would be interested to know that HomeServe is encouraging Walsall FC supporters to bid for a special signed yellow shirt in a bid to help raise funds for Marie Curie.

The shirts will be worn by the playing staff ahead of the team's game against Preston North End on Saturday, September 13 which sees a series of special events taking place on the day to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Supporters attending the match are also being invited to pledge their support for a loved one affected by illness or simply their support for the team by signing a 12ft replica shirt of the Walsall FC kit, which is proudly sponsored by HomeServe. The shirt will be located outside the HomeServe stand before kick-off from 1:45pm.

The giant shirt will then be taken inside the ground and will be handed to fans in the Tile Choice stand where it will be passed around the stadium. It has already travelled to the HomeServe offices in Preston and Banbury where it has been signed by staff pledging their support for Marie Curie and Walsall FC.

Football mad Katie Atter, aged 11, and James Atter, aged 7, are the match day mascots. Sadly their father Mick, who was cared for at the Marie Curie Hospice died earlier this year. Katie and James will lead the teams on to the pitch with a local Marie Curie Nurse .

John Greaves.


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