Businesses Ready to Wear Your Shirt on Friday

Wear Your Shirt Day

Wear Your Shirt DayLeading clubs and hundreds of businesses are supporting people who will be wearing their football shirts and donating to charity on Friday 23rd April.

Wear Your Shirt Day, a day when people across the country wear their football shirts to work, to school or to the pub to support charity, is only two days away. On Friday 23rd thousands of people will be wearing their shirts to support the Free Kicks Foundation.

The Free Kicks Foundation provides football-related activities for ill, bereaved and disadvantaged children across the UK, to give them a day to remember with their favourite football club.

To get involved all they have to do is wear their football shirts to work, school, university or even to the pub and then donate just £1 to the cause.

Football clubs supporting Wear Your Shirt day include:

  • Lincoln City – who have donated a signed shirt to the campaign (Video here)
  • Derby County – captain Robbie Savage said, "It’d be great if Derby County fans and fans of other clubs could support this campaign."
  • Peterborough United, Sheffield Wednesday Doncaster Rovers and Blackpool F.C
  • As well as supporters from Nottingham Forest, Burton Albion, Dartford, Colchester United, Ipswich Town, Leeds United and Norwich City all signed up to take part.

Companies already signed up to support the campaign include:

  • Travelex – the worldwide money provider
  • ACCA – the global body for professional accountants
  • Bauer Media – the UK media group, with some of the best-known radio and magazine brands
  • Esendex – the UK’s leading provider of Business SMS services
  • RealWire – global news release distribution service

And many, many others. We have companies ranging from Devon to Glasgow taking part in the day on Friday.

The campaign has also received celebrity support from boxer Tony Jeffries, who will be wearing a pair of Sunderland shorts during his latest fight on Friday 23rd, Chesney Hawkes, Duncan Bannatyne and John Bishop.

It’s not too late to sign up to Wear Your Shirt on Friday 23rd April 2010. To register your company email To find out more information visit or follow the campaign on Twitter (@wearyourshirt23).

If for any reason you can’t wear your shirt on Friday, you can still support the campaign and make a donation. A JustGiving page has been set up and you can also donate via your mobile phone thanks to ImpulsePay.

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