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Clyde FC Thinks Pink

Tue, 24th Jun 2014 12:07am

Clyde Football Club is delighted to announce a partnership with Think Pink Scotland, an associated charity of the University of Glasgow, for season 2014-15.

The relationship will see the Clyde first team wear a pink third strip that will display the Think Pink Scotland logo on the collar.

Pictured here, Miss Scotland 2014 winner Ellie McKeating models the eye-catching strip alongside Clyde Director Bobby Gracey.

The club has further agreed, in conjunction with kit supplier Only Sports, that 20% of all replica kit sales will be donated to Think Pink Scotland.

Bobby said: "After spending time with the charity's team and researching their excellent work in the West of Scotland area, they were quickly identified as a perfect fit for Clyde FC.

"We are delighted to be able to assist in raising awareness of breast cancer, which affects both men and women, whilst doing everything we can to financially contribute to the excellent research work being undertaken every day at Glasgow University.

"In addition to wearing the pink strip, Think Pink Scotland will be our official match and ball sponsor at a league home game, when further fundraising efforts will take place."

The pink strip, which retails at £35 for adults and £30 for kids, is available directly from the Only Sports website with £7/£6 of every sale being donated to the charity. Click here to go directly to the purchase page.

Bobby added: "I hope as many people as possible get behind this exciting initiative and join the club supporting such a worthy and excellent cause."

Catherine McGrory, Development Officer at the University of Glasgow said: "I am delighted with Clyde FC's support for Think Pink Scotland. The sale of each new strip will help to raise vital funds for cancer research in Glasgow. It will also help us to raise awareness of the ground-breaking cancer research taking place at University of Glasgow."

Lynn Murray, Think Pink Scotland Founder said, "As a result of support from the public over the past few years, Think Pink Scotland has already funded two vital pieces of research equipment and a new cancer research lab in Glasgow. We want to continue to raise funds to help scientists translate their research into new and more effective treatments for patients. It is fantastic that the support from Clyde FC will help us to do this."

Think Pink Scotland was established in 2006 when two friends, Lynn Murray and Ann Graham, were diagnosed with breast cancer in the same week.

Along with a group of friends and neighbours they decided to establish Think Pink Scotland and to date they have generated more than £360,000 for breast cancer research in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, surpassing their original aim of raising £10,000.

As a result of Think Pink Scotland’s remarkable fundraising so far, a new laboratory has been built in the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, located in the University of Glasgow's Garscube Estate campus. This Centre - which was officially opened in May 2014 - is a much needed catalyst for accelerating the process of understanding Cancer, improving existing therapies and identifying new ones and bringing them to patients.

The group have also successfully fundraised for two vital pieces of research equipment.

Picture courtesy of The Scottish Sun