Chorley FC don new strip for charity

yellow: From left, Chorley FC keeper Sam Ashton, manager Garry Flitcroft, skipper Andy Teague and Andy Turner, from the Chorley Group, show off the new shirt

yellow: From left, Chorley FC keeper Sam Ashton, manager Garry Flitcroft, skipper Andy Teague and Andy Turner, from the Chorley Group, show off the new shirt

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Chorley Football Club are hoping to paint the town yellow for the visit of Worksop Town Saturday – all in the name of charity.

The title-chasing Magpies have designated their top-of-the-table home game with The Tigers as 'MENCAP Day’ and will ditch their traditional black and white strip for a yellow one.

The idea behind the switch is to raise awareness of Chorley MENCAP, a not-for-profit organisation that supports people with learning difficulties.

The club are also lining up a number of family-friendly attractions for the day as part of their drive to raise much-needed funds for the Chorley-based charity.

Activities will include face-painting, a penalty shoot-out, and a giant inflatable slide.

Chairman Ken Wright said: "As part of our sponsorship agreement with the Chorley Group, we’ve committed to helping them raise awareness of the great work Chorley MENCAP does in the local community. Hopefully by wearing the yellow shirts it will help to raise Chorley MENCAP’s profile in the town.

“We are also planning to auction the shirts off before the end of the season, with all of the proceeds going to Chorley MENCAP.The Magpies had to get special permission from the EvoStik League to play in yellow because their traditional home colours are black and white.

Andy Turner, managing director of the Chorley Group and vice chairman of Chorley MENCAP, said: “This is a magnificent gesture by Chorley FC and we can’t thank them enough for their support.

“The football club is at the very heart of the local community and it’s great to see they are firmly committed to supporting local causes.”

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