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Bolton Wanderers unveil commemorative third kit

22 September 2015

Limited edition third shirt features the name of the 33 individuals who lost their lives in the Burnden Disaster

Bolton Wanderers are proud to reveal the club’s limited edition third kit to mark the 70th anniversary of the Burnden Disaster.

Manufactured by Macron, the limited edition shirt features the names of the 33 individuals who lost their lives in the Burnden Disaster in March 1946 printed within the fabric.

The custom-made shirt also has the date of the disaster, ’09-03-1946’, embroidered on the back of the collar, with the Lancashire red rose located on the neckline.

A limited number of 1,000 of the royal blue and navy blue hooped shirts will be available for purchase, with each being sold in a special commemorative presentation box. The shirt will remain unsponsored.

Priced at £44.99, £10 from each sale of the shirt will be donated to Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme, a local charity that supports young people who are homeless in the Bolton Area. A junior version of the shirt is also available which, also complete with presentation box, is priced at £34.99.

The Club’s Head of Commercial, Richard Gough, said: “Our thanks go to Macron for creating what we hope supporters will agree is a fitting tribute to the 33 who lost their lives in the disaster. We would also like to thank ROK Mobile who have requested that the shirt remain unbranded as a mark of respect.

“We had such incredible support from our fans last season with sales of the Blesma shirt raising £10,000 for our limbless veterans and hope that this shirt will sell in equal numbers, raising much needed funds for an exceptionally good local cause.”

Club Chaplain and Head of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust Phil Mason said: “The unveil of the shirt is the first in a number of initiatives that will run throughout the course of the season to mark the anniversary of this tragic event.”

The shirt will go on sale exclusively to season ticket holders, who will be entitled to one per season ticket, at 9am on Monday 28 September through to midday on Thursday 1 October. 

Shirts ordered by season ticket holders during this time will be made available for collection from Bolton Central from 1pm on Thursday 1 October. Any remaining shirts will go on general sale on Saturday 3 October from 9am. Terms and conditions apply, with all shirts issued subject to availability.

Season ticket holders can pre-order their shirt online at bwfcdirect.co.uk from 9am on Monday 28 September. Any season ticket holders without internet access can visit Bolton Central in person to fill out an order form.

The shirt will be worn with navy blue shorts and socks, both with white trim.

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