Blues go pink for breast cancer unit

Published date: 26 October 2012 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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Jon Danby with Chester's pink and blue shirt 

CHESTER FC will trade their traditional blue and white stripes for pink and white when they take to the field this weekend.

Blues players are donning a specially designed kit for tomorrow’s encounter with Histon as part of the club’s third annual Think Pink day at the Exacta Stadium.

The club, which has raised more than £9,000 over the past two years of the event, is aiming to raise over £10,000 this weekend for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital with the money raised going towards the purchase of a specialist breast tissue X-ray machine.

As well as the players on the pitch wearing pink, fans are also being encouraged to wear pink for the match.

In addition to collections there will be a charity balloon race before kick-off, where 3,000 sponsored pink balloons will be released, with prizes up for grabs including a week’s holiday in Marbella.

The club shop will be selling the special edition pink and blue home shirt following tomorrow’s match, with 150 available, each priced at £40, as well as ‘Think Pink’ merchandise including commemorative pink T-shirts to celebrate the event.

Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3pm, with the balloon race being launched from the centre of the pitch half an hour earlier.

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