Hospice sign up for Chorley

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft with Jan and Ian Currie.
Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft with Jan and Ian Currie.
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CHORLEY FOOTBALL Club is teaming up with one of the town’s best-loved charities in a unique partnership deal that is set to make non-league history.

The name of Derian House Children’s Hospice will be emblazoned across the Magpies’ home shirts for the coming season, instead of a commercial sponsor.

And the EvoStik Premier Division new boys have also pledged to raise £10,000 for the hospice over the next 12 months in an amazing act of generosity.

It is believed to be the first time a charity has taken the coveted space on a non-league football club’s team kit.

The move echoes Spanish giants Barcelona, who bore the Unicef crest on their shirts three years ago.

Chorley FC manager Garry Flitcroft said: “Derian House does some amazing work and the hospice is clearly close to a lot of people’s hearts, both in the Chorley area and further afield.

“We hope by putting their name on our shirts it will help to raise their profile and prompt more people to support them financially.”

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