For Breast Cancer Now, and our corporate partner, Veho, it was a very special afternoon. Veho, official sponsors of Southampton FC, kindly gifted Breast Cancer Now their shirt sponsor space for one match only which meant all Saints players wore a match shirt that featured our logo on the front.
It was a fantastic day and a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of our charity, and raise awareness of this devastating disease in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Bucket collections outside the ground on the day, together with online and text donations, raised over £5,000 for the charity, and Veho and Breast Cancer Now are hopeful that another huge amount will be raised through the online auction.
Bid on a Southamton Breast Cancer Now sponsored shirt
The auction of signed match day worn shirts is now live – visit the Charity Stars website to place your bid.
Breast Cancer Now’s logo could be spotted throughout the stadium on Saturday thanks to Southampton FC and Veho who gave us the opportunity to feature on the big screen and on the LED banners.
As well as this, both Southampton and Leicester players warmed up in specially designed pink Breast Cancer Now t-shirts, and we had a special mention in the match day programme.
Finally, Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now went pitch side at half time to tell the crowd why their support, and support from Veho was so important. The day was a real success and a wonderful example of how we work together with our corporate partners.
Veho and Breast Cancer Now’s partnership is now in its third year and Veho have committed to donating a minimum of £25,000 this year from the sales of their limited edition Pebble Powerstick.
A huge thank you to Veho, and in particular their CEO Steve Lewis who personally fundraised an additional £3,000 in the lead up to Saturday’s game, for their continued support and dedication.
Our thanks also go to Southampton FC for being so supportive and generous, to Leicester City FC for donning our pink warm up t-shirts, and SPORTFIVE who donated Breast Cancer Now additional LED banner minutes at other Premier League games this weekend.
You can still donate to Breast Cancer now by visiting the JustGiving page.