Local Hospices To Appear On Boro Shirts

Ramsdens, the regions diversified financial services provider, has donated its shirts sponsorship logo space to two local Teesside Charities, Butterwick Hospice and Teesside Hospice.

Ramsdens, who this season advertise ‘Ramsdens Currency’ on the front of the shirt, has kindly made the gesture to celebrate the work of these two important local charities. They are dedicating the game plus profits from the sale of players shirts through a special auction, fundraising collections and a Boro Legends Sportsmans Dinner. All money raised will help the charities provide specialist care to local people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Peter Kenyon, Ramsdens CEO said: “Ramsdens are pleased to be supporting Butterwick Hospice and Teesside Hospice. It is fantastic to see both charities come together and work with each other for the first time. “We are immensely proud to have been Middlesbrough shirt sponsor since 2010 and are well aware of the benefit that shirt sponsorship brings. We hope that the game in February creates awareness for the great work that Butterwick Hospice and Teesside Hospice do.

“There’ll be additional opportunities for supporters and fans to get their hands on one of the limited edition signed and worn shirts. Further details will be announced nearer the time but will include a Ramsdens online auction, an in-branch raffle at Ramsdens Teesside stores and a Sportsmans Dinner event at the Riverside Stadium. Supporters will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for this event soon.”

Maureen Thompson, Chief Executive at Teesside Hospice said: “This is the first time the charity has been donated sponsorship on a Football shirt, Ramsdens have given us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of our vital work in the local community.

“We look after thousands of local people across Teesside each year and people must be given the choice of where they want to be looked after. Support from businesses like Ramsdens and Middlesbrough FC ensures that we can continue this work.”

Debbie Jones, Chief Executive at Butterwick Hospice said: “Football is a large part of every community and touches the lives of people of all ages, our Hospice services mirror that and having the opportunity to raise awareness of our Charity within the local community is vital to our work.

“In supporting us with the sponsorship of a football shirt Ramsdens and Middlesbrough FC help us to continue to look after local people in both our Hospices and in the community ensuring they get the care they need where they want to receive it”.

Middlesbrough FC is also supporting the charities in Several ways during February, particularly around the home game against Reading on February 10, when two children cared for by the Hospice’s will have the opportunity walk onto the Riverside pitch and present the official match ball to the referee.

The Sportsman’s Dinner will be held at the Riverside on Saturday, February 17 from 7 pm and tickets are available to buy from £55, with special guests including Steve Vickers, Andy Campbell and Mark Proctor.

The night will begin with a Heineken drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal, plus coffee and mints.

There will also be the chance to get your hands on a limited edition signed and worn shirt in the charity auction!

Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.teessidehospice.org/events/boro-legends-sportsmans-dinner/detail