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Wanderers first team players pledge support to Boot the Virus campaign

27 April 2020

Bolton Wanderers are supporting the Boot The Virus campaign, created by two football fans for football fans, to help the fantastic work of the NHS.

Kenny Marland and his partner Joanne Dalton have created the campaign to unite the football community across the UK in a bid to raise funds for the incredible NHS heroes, with Kenny currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in his fourth battle against cancer.

He said: “I have a personal affinity with the NHS heroes due to my vulnerable situation, I am frustrated at having to stay at home when I would rather be volunteering to help the wonderful people at the NHS.

“I was pondering how I could combine my passion for football and help out, then the idea of Boot the Virus came to me in a chat with Joanne. 

"I know times are difficult right now, but the plan is for all donated items to go to an online auction via our website, giving fans the opportunity to own a piece of sporting memorabilia with 100% of the monies raised going directly to the NHS.

“It helps the heroes in the NHS and brings some joy to football fans by owning such an item.”

The aim of the campaign is to collect as many pairs of football boots as possible to auction off in order to raise funds that will be donated to the NHS. A number of professional footballers from various different clubs have already agreed to donate a pair of signed matchday boots. 

Wanderers captain Jason Lowe has agreed to donate a pair of boots as well as Dennis Politic, Jack Hobbs, Remi Matthews, Joe Dodoo and Adam Senior.

From May 1, Boot The Virus will auction footballers' matchday boots on their website - with 100 per-cent of the proceeds going to the NHS. You can bid for these boots, with at least six pairs from the current Wanderers first team squad available!

Find out more about the Boot the Virus campaign by visitng the website and/or social media pages listed below. 

Website – www.bootthevirus.com
Instagram @bootthevirus
Twitter @bootthevirus
Facebook @bootthevirus
Email – admin@bootthevirus.com


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