With thanks to kit sponsors, McGee, Hampton and Richmond Borough Ladies Football Club (HRBLFC) turned their game into an awareness of breast cancer yesterday.
The team’s bright new pink kit was bought by McGee to help HRBLFC raise awareness of Breast Cancer Now’s annual campaign – wear it pink – at their home game on the 23rd October against Hackney Women.
Andy Hilton, Site Supervisor at McGee’s One Nine Elms project site in Vauxhall, London, said: “We were pleased to purchase the team’s new pink kit to help them make a bold statement to raise awareness of breast cancer and turn Hampton pink for one day. Several of the ladies are local to our project at One Nine Elms and so when they approached us to be their new kit sponsor we had no hesitation in agreeing; particularly as we love wearing pink ourselves in support of the annual campaign.”
Andy and the site team made an appearance at HRBLFC home game on the 23rd October against Hackney Women with the company’s pink tipper truck. Mr Blobby and his long lost twin also attended the match to help with fundraising.
It was unfortunate for HRBLFC to lose 2-1, but there was great team spirit and fight from the girls.
Every year, wear it pink raises around £2 million during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. The money raised helps to fund world-class breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland.
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