Spartans show support by sporting new CHAS kit
Saturday (29 July) saw Spartans FC 1st Team unveil its new kit, which proudly shows the clubs support for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), during the first game of the season against Hawick Royal Albert.
CHAS’ new logo, which forms part of the CHAS alphabet, was created by the very children it cares for and appears on the left sleeve of the new kit. The alphabet is central to CHAS’ keep the joy alive campaign, which aims to double its income over the next five years to help CHAS achieve its ambition of reaching every family in Scotland who needs its care and support.
Douglas Samuel, Chief Executive at Spartans Community Football Academy said: “As one of the largest youth work providers in North Edinburgh, supporting children and young people is at the heart of what we do, and that’s why we’re so proud to support CHAS’ vital work to help care for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions.”
Spartans Community Football Academy has been fundraising with CHAS since the beginning of July with pre-season tournament bucket collections, and the kits take its commitments to a new level.
Sarah Dannfald, Community Fundraiser at CHAS said: “It’s amazing to have the support of SpartansCommunity Football Academy and we want to thank them for their dedication and commitment to CHAS.
“Three children die every week in Scotland because of a life-shortening condition. At present, we’re only reaching one, and the funds and awareness raised by our supporters will help us on our mission to reach every single baby, child and young person who needs us, and offer our support and care to them and their whole family.
“The new kits look fantastic and we wish the club the best of luck for the new season!”
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides hospice services for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. The national charity offers palliative care and respite for the whole family via its two hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and its CHAS at Home service, which supports families in their own homes across the whole of Scotland.