CHESTER FC’s players will take to the field in an eye-catching pink kit when they face Histon at the Exacta Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
Goalkeeper John Danby volunteered to model the specially designed Puma shirt on Monday morning to promote the club’s third Think Pink Day.
A full day of fundraising is planned and all proceeds will go to the breast care unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
There will be bucket collections around the ground and a pre-match balloon race. Special pink drinks will be served at the Blues Bar, which will be renamed the Pink Bar for the day.
While supporters are being asked to get into the spirit by wearing pink clothing, the players’ match-worn pink shirts will be auctioned off to fans in the ‘Pink’ Bar after the game.
The first Think Pink Day at Chester, in 2010, raised £3,300 and last year’s generated £6,200. Club officials hope to break the £10,000 barrier this year.
Blues keeper Danby says the players will give their full backing to the club’s fundraising efforts.
“It’s for a great cause,” he said. “It goes down well, it’s a good day.
“Hopefully a win against Histon would be good as well.”
A set of limited edition Think Pink T-shirts have been created and will be available from the club shop, priced £10 each. The club is also waiting to receive a batch of 150 pink replica shirts which will be available for £40.
Thousands of pink balloons will be released on the pitch at approximately 2.30pm.
Balloons can be bought for £2 and the person whose balloon travels the furthest by November 30 will land a holiday to Marbella (including flights and car hire) courtesy of Healthcare Staff Benefits.
Tickets must be bought in advance of the match and can be bought from the fundraising office and breast care unit at the Countess of Chester, or by visiting www.justgiving.com/COCH-balloonrace.