Cheltenham Town wore a blue kit for the first time in 130 years on Saturday at home to Crewe Alexandra. The club set the initiative up to show support for physio Ian Hutton’s wife, Vicky Venness who was diagnosed with Lung Cancer earlier this year.
The aim was to raise awareness and money for the British Lung Foundation through the blue tops, donations at the ground and also donations through text.
A strange sight to see what usually is a sea of red at the LCI Rail Stadium but the Robins did themselves, the fans and most importantly Ian and Vicky proud through their actions, and to top it all off they emerged victorious after 49 days without a win to make the day even more special.
It’s a day that will live long in the memories of everyone associated with the club and manager Gary Johnson said “The blue kit worked for us!”.
I went along to the game on Saturday to speak to people who made this fantastic initiative happen.