Neil Lennon presents commemorative shirt to disaster survivor

Phyllis Rob, now aged 100, receives special invite collect one of the first of the club's new commemorative third shirts

As part of the launch of the club’s commemorative third shirt, Neil Lennon made a special presentation to a 100-year-old women at Macron Stadium earlier this week.

Printed within the fabric, the shirt contains the names of the 33 who lost their lives at Burnden Park almost 70 years ago.

Phyllis Rob, who survived the tragedy after she was lifted up and passed to safety by fellow supporters, was on hand to collect one of the first commemorative shirts from manager Neil Lennon.

“She’s a remarkable lady,” Lennon said. “It’s the darkest day in the club’s history and one that quite rightly the club is remembering as it’s approaching its 70th anniversary. And it’s fantastic that Phyllis is here to live to tell the tale.”

Sales of the shirts will also raise money for Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme, a local charity that helps young people who are homeless in the Bolton area.

The shirt, which comes complete with special presentation box, 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.

For more information on the club’s commemorative third kit see the below links.

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