Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Partick Thistle Nil in Charity Campaign


Partick Thistle players and management are putting their best feet forward to help Cancer research UK kick off it's latest campaign, "Join the Fight for Women's Survival" today.
The club is hoping to encourage supporters, and anyone else who fancies kicking cancer into touch, to join Cancer Research UK's fundraising cause.
Captain Alan Archibald and manager Ian McCall joined the charity's Linda Hamilton, each wearing the unique pink "camouflage" ribbons, designed to draw attention to the role the charity's scientists play on the front line in the battle against breast cancer - a disease which affects more than 4,000 Scots each year.
Players Ricky Little, Paul Cairney, Kris Doolan and Chris Erskine are pictured herewith Linda, sporting the new away shirts - which happens to mirror the new Cancer Research UK design!
Alan Archibald said, "Cancer Research UK is a charity close to the hearts of many people involved with the Jags, and when we saw the design for their campaign was so similar to our new away shirts, we knew it was the right one for us to get behind." Manager McCall added, "So many people are touched by cancer, and we want to do something positive to help them by supporting Cancer Research UK's life saving work. Jags fans are a big hearted lot and I'm sure they'll help make this campaign a success".
As well as helping get the campaign under way, Partick Thistle will help Cancer Research UK with collections at matches.
Cancer Research UK's Linda Hamilton said, "It's great that Partick Thistle have decided to "join the fight for women's survival", and we hope lots of their supporters will help us out with some fundraising. Here in Glasgow alone, we support the fight against cancer with more than £18 million of scientific funding each year. Our doctors, nurses and scientists play a crucial role in finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease. Our reasearch is beating breast cancer, but we still need people to help us fight harder. Every penny saved will help save more lives in the future".
Cancer Research UK is the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the UK, spending nearly £44 million on groundbreaking work into the disease last year.

2 comments:

frdougal said...

A worthy cause and well done the Jags, but Kenny...those strips are truly disgusting! You guys should only be allowed to play at home!!

Fr Kenny said...

They are stylish and wonderful!