Brighton & Hove Albion have created a special home shirt thanking the NHS and other front-line key workers with American Express kindly giving up their shirt sponsorship position on the club’s replica kit to say thanks to NHS and key worker heroes.
The new design features a special ‘Thank You NHS’ logo emblazoned across the front of the club’s existing home shirt, and ‘Thank You Key Workers’ on the sleeve.
In the first day after they went on sale at 11.30am on Thursday, 1,000 shirts were purchased by Albion fans. Thank you!
A number of the special shirts will be donated to frontline healthcare workers at seven NHS trusts across Sussex and, given the expected popularity of the shirt, a limited number will be made available for supporters to purchase.
All profits from the sales will go directly to NHS charities via the Albion As One fund, established by the club’s players and subsequently opened up for further donations by directors, staff and fans.
Albion chief executive Paul Barber said, “Every day we are grateful for the incredible sacrifices being made by frontline healthcare and other key workers up and down the country.
“We wanted to show our thanks and boost the new charitable fund, Albion As One, and we felt this was the best way to show just how proud we are of the NHS and all key workers.”
Fans wishing to show their thanks and support can order a shirt from the club’s online store at the price of £45 for adults and £35 for juniors.
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Albion have already supported local NHS workers with food and drinks donations, a contribution of 1,000 tickets to future Albion matches and opened up the Amex as a testing site for healthcare and key workers, and as a storage area for local NHS trusts.