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Stanley players give shirts to local children for third year running

Full Stanley squad give out more than 1,200 shirts to local Year 3 children

24 September 2019

Accrington Stanley's full first team squad spent this morning handing out shirts to more than 1,200 Year 3 children from all of the primary schools in the Hyndburn area.

This morning's event was the third consecutive year that the club has opted to do this, with the children getting a free replica shirt while also meeting their favourite Stanley players.

As well as this, the children also got to take a look around the Wham Stadium and were given gift bags provided by the sponsors of the event, which included What More UK, Accrington Stanley Community Trust and Studio.

Stanley midfielder Sean McConville has taken part in all three years of the event so far, and speaking this morning he said: "The kids are happy collecting their shirts and having pictures taken.

"It's a fun day and we're bringing in the next generation of fans."

The club would like to firstly thank the main sponsors of the event, What More UK, Accrington Stanley Community Trust and Studio.

Also, the club would like to thank all the businesses that supported today's event, including Scott Dawson Advertising, Orion Travel, Cranberry Coachways, Red Rose, Pilkington Bus, Moving People, Clayton Park Bakery, Spar Group, Cool Milk and Property Shop.

There were also volunteers from Official Accrington Stanley Supporters' Club and St Christopher's High School, and the club would like to thank them for all their help this morning.

Stanley would also like to thank BBC Radio Lancashire's Stephen Lowe, who was our compere for the day, with staff from the club and the Accrington Stanley Community Trust helping to co-ordinate the event with Scott Dawson Advertising, who organised today's event.

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