Here’s a quick summary of the day – thanks again to everyone that took part and look out for Wear Your Shirt day 2011.
- – -
Hundreds of businesses, leading football clubs and celebrities alike supported Wear Your Shirt Day on Friday 23 April by wearing their football shirts at work and donating to The Free Kicks Foundation.
The Free Kicks Foundation provides football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children across the UK and the support received from Wear Your Shirt Day will help the charity to continue organising and providing unforgettable days out for children.
Wear Your Shirt Day received huge support from celebrity sports-stars including Dutch international footballer Edgar Davids, ex-England star Steve Froggatt, Olympic boxing bronze medalist Tony Jeffries and Robbie Savage, captain of Derby County F.C. Other celebrities backed the campaign online including Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne and musician Chesney Hawkes, who both supported the campaign on twitter. Comedian Jason Mansford also supported online and gave a generous donation to The Free Kicks Foundation.
Hundreds of nationwide businesses including; Bauer Media, Realwire, Siemens and worldwide money provider Travelex joined in with Wear Your Shirt Day by wearing their favourite football shirts and showing their company charity generosity.
Championship football clubs Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Derby County, Doncaster Rovers and Peterborough United also got behind Wear Your Shirt Day and League Two side Lincoln City kindly donated a shirt signed by the whole team to the local business who raised the most money for The Free Kicks Foundation.
Patrick Smith, spokesperson for Wear Your Shirt day said “The Wear Your Shirt team is ecstatic with the huge support and generosity shown by football fans nationwide and would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support and generosity throughout the campaign.”
- – -
Filed under: Free Kicks, Wear Your Shirt | Tagged: #wearyourshirt, April 23rd, Chesney Hawkes, Edgar Davids, Free Kicks Foundation, Jason Manford, Siemens, Steve Froggatt, Tony Jeffries, Wear Your Shirt | Leave a Comment »