Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson says going blue against Crewe is for a “fantastic cause”

Gary Johnson says that Cheltenham Town are “always happy to do something for charity” ahead of their home match with Crewe Alexandra this Saturday.

The club have launched a special fundraising event for the British Lung Foundation and will change their kit colour from the traditional red and white to blue for a one off occasion.


Fans have also been encouraged to wear blue and bring red balloons to show their support, and Johnson says that the whole event is for a “fantastic cause”.

“It’s for the British Lung Foundation and of course our fitness coach Ian (Hutton) and his fiancée Vicky are affected by it,” said Johnson.

“She’s struggling with it and a member of my family is also struggling with it so I know exactly what they’re going through.”

“We’ve been asked to do something that’s for a great cause and as a football club we are always happy to do something, especially when it’s so close to home.

“So anything we can do to fundraise and make people aware of it all and help make contributions to charity is for a fantastic cause and we need to get behind it.”

The new shirts are already popular with fans and the club are set to sell a limited number of the blue jersey’s as well as hosting an auction for a match-worn shirt after the game in the club bar.

“We’re probably going to have to train in the blue kit so that we get used to seeing everyone in blue but of course it needed to be a different colour and the shirts are being auctioned off,” said Johnson.

“It’s all for a fantastic cause and credit to the club for agreeing to it,” he added.

There will be bucket collections at the LCI Rail Stadium on the day and donations are also possible by texting CTFC17 £3 to 70070 up until the game on the 9th of December and afterwards.

You can listen to Gary Johnson’s interview and find out more about the event by clicking here.


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