Irish hockey hero, Roisin Upton, is appealing to people all over Ireland to show their true colours by getting their kit on for GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, October 9th.
Students in schools, employees in businesses and members of organisations across the country are being encouraged to don their favourite country, county or team jersey to raise vital funds for GOAL’s work in vulnerable communities around the world.
With Covid-19 resulting in thousands of people working from home Jersey Day is the perfect excuse for remote workers to connect with colleagues by putting on their favourite jersey and their Zoom camera at the same time! Those without jerseys can change their zoom backgrounds to their favourite team’s colours.
And with children finally back at school after a longer than usual break, Jersey Day is the perfect opportunity to raise spirits in the classroom.
Due to Covid-19 and restrictions around fundraising events support for Jersey Day is more important than ever. The slogan for this year’s popular event, which is in partnership with sportswear company MFC, is Wear, Share and Care.
The Covid-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on the world’s poorest countries, with millions losing their income and few receiving government supports. So far in 2020, GOAL has reached over 17 million people with Covid-19 supports and messaging in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
GOAL’s Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Eamon Sharkey, said: GOAL is delighted to partner with sportswear company MFC for this years event. GOAL Jersey Day is one of Ireland’s longest running fundraisers, and has been in existence for more than three decades. Last year more than €150,000 was raised to support our work all over the world and we are appealing to Irish people to support us once again – and have fun at the same time! With COVID-19 devastating communities the support of the Irish people is needed now more than ever.”
Sean O’Neill, Managing Director of MFC who have partnered with GOAL for this year’s Jersey Day, said: “We are delighted to partner with GOAL. It’s been a strange year for all industries, none more so than the events and fundraising sectors. We are proud to be working with GOAL on Jersey Day, and to support their efforts in assisting the world’s most vulnerable communities. We also feel that the partnership is one that can help drive GOAL’s messaging further into clubs and communities.”
GOAL ambassador and Irish Hockey Star, Roisin Upton said “I hope as many people as possible will don their favourite Jersey in support of GOAL this year. The funds raised will go a long way help the communities they work with on three different continents.”
To celebrate the partnership with MFC, schools participating in Jersey Day will be entered into a competition to design and win a set of jerseys for a sports team in their school. All schools who participate in Jersey day 2020 will be automatically included in the draw to win this unique prize. The winning schools will be announced on 23rd October.
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