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COMMUNITY: Stanley's big Shirt Giveaway has now handed out more than 8,000 shirts to local youngsters

First team players handed out replica 2023/24 home shirts to Year Three students from 39 local schools

27 September 2023

Accrington Stanley's big Shirt Giveaway returned to the Wham Stadium for the seventh consecutive year earlier today, with the club now having handed out more than 8,000 shirts to local youngsters!

First team players handed out replica Macron 2023/24 home shirts, sponsored by Sundown Solutions Ltd, Studio, and the Accrington Stanley Community Trust, to excited Year Three students from 39 local schools.

Goodie bags, sponsored by North Lancs Training Group and Accrington & Rossendale College, included:

  • A replica Macron 2023/24 home shirt.
  • A Wham lunchbox.
  • Goodies from Studio Retail Ltd / Frasers Group.
  • A special flag, sponsored by Taskers of Accrington and North Lancs Training Group.
  • A Stanley team photo.
  • A Stanley match ticket.

The voucher for one free Under-12s ticket, which is valid with a paying Adult, against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday 7th October must be redeemed from the retail shop at least a day before next week's fixture.

Jack Barrett Main Stand sponsor, HML Recycling, generously sponsored the bus travel to and from the Wham Stadium; with Cranberry Coachways, Mario Coaches, and Moving PEOPLE providing the transport.

Taking place for the seventh year running, youngsters got the chance to meet their favourite players and see the pitch up close, having their pictures taken in the Eric Whalley Family Stand.

With the support of schools and businesses across Hyndburn, we have now given away over 8,000 shirts; encouraging youngsters in the borough to feel connected to their local professional League Two team.

Jimmy Bell said: "This event gets better and better every year and it has been fantastic to see all the youngsters visiting the Wham Stadium again today to collect their replica shirts and goodie bags.

"This initiative has continued to generate new supporters for the club year-on-year, and we can't wait to see this year's students back at the Wham wearing their shirts and cheering us on against Forest Green Rovers."

MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden, Sara Britcliffe added: "Accrington Stanley's big Shirt Giveaway is an initiative that we are incredibly proud of here in Hyndburn.

"The number of children who have got a brand new replica shirt as part of this giveaway is absolutely amazing, and it has been magical to be here seeing all the children meeting the players."

We would like to thank all the sponsors involved in the 2023 big Shirt Giveaway:

  • Wham.
  • Sundown Solutions Ltd.
  • Studio Retail Ltd.
  • Accrington Stanley Community Trust.
  • North Lancs Training Group.
  • Accrington & Rossendale College.
  • Taskers of Accrington.
  • Peter Scott Printers.
  • HML Recycling.
  • Cranberry Coaches.
  • Mario Coaches.
  • Moving PEOPLE.

We would also like to thank Scott Dawson Advertising and #AmazingAccrington for organising the event and preparing the goodie bags, alongside volunteers from the Accrington Stanley Community Trust and OASST.

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