Stevenage Football Club's Saturday 1st February match against Leyton Orient is dedicated to the Club's chosen Charity for the season, Stevenage Community Trust...
Stevenage Community Trust was established in 1990 and is an independent charity that provides funding and support to local charitable organisations and people in need. Its work makes a significant difference to local people’s lives by awarding grants to organisations and individuals across Stevenage and the surrounding villages. To date, over £1.2m has been distributed since it was formed.
To commemorate the partnership, Stevenage FC First Team players will wear a limited edition Third Shirt on Saturday, with the Trust front-and-centre of the design. All match-worn shirts will be signed and auctioned off to help raise funds.
A Bucket Collection to help raise money for the Trust will also be taking place at The Lamex Stadium on Saturday, so please give generously when you see the volunteers around the ground.
Stevenage FC Captain Scott Cuthbert said, "It is important that any Club is in touch with and does as much as it can to help its local community, so I am really proud to represent Stevenage and this campaign. It is fantastic that the Club have got together with the Trust to help raise as much money and awareness as possible for the brilliant work that they do.
"The fans here really get behind these kind of initiatives so hopefully they come out in their numbers this Saturday and do it again by either buying a shirt or donating to the collection."
Sharon Brown, Vice-Chairman of Stevenage Community Trust said, “This link between ourselves and Stevenage FC shows just how powerful organisations and businesses can be when they work together for their community. The project to produce a third shirt is unique in the Football League and at a local level will go a long way to help our work to support charitable groups and individuals at greatest need in the town and the surrounding villages.
"We are grateful to the club for working with us in this groundbreaking scheme.”