Scottish Football: Motherwell unveil new third kit for charity
Motherwell have launches a new luminous 'Darkness to Light' third kit in partnership with four charities aimed at tackling mental health.
The club have teamed up with the Samaritans, Breathing Space, Childline and local charity Chris’s House to launch the kit, that will encourage fans who are struggling to speak up, speak out and be heard.
Any and all profits made by Motherwell FC on the new kits will be split equally between the four charities, who provide a vital first point of contact for those who are needing to talk or are feeling suicidal.
The special strip, launched to commemorate 25 years since the club last produced a similar coloured kit made by Pony back in 1997-98, symbolises light emerging from the dark and has each of the four helpline numbers patched onto the bottom corner of the top, as a permanent reminder if anyone is feeling low.
In addition, the ‘speak up, speak out, be heard’ message is contained within the neck taping.
“We wanted to come up with something that gave back to the charities who the club constantly signpost people towards,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.
“Most of our messaging around positive mental health and suicide prevention encourages people to use theses amazing services, which are sadly getting much busier in these difficult times.
“Our new kit will not only increase the visibility of what they do with with the helpline numbers patch, but will raise vital funds to allow these charities to continue to keep helping people who need it most in the local community.”