Cathey Kenney of the Countess of Chester Hospital, Joe and Helen Gildea and Steve Ashton of MBNA launch special balloons
Harvey Jones and Joe Bowdler
Kim Burns and Nicola Burns, 12
Natalie Pierce-Jones and Ross Parker
Programme seller Wendy Potts
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STAFF at Chester FC held their third annual ‘Think Pink’ day on Saturday to raise money for the Breast Cancer Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The club encouraged people to wear pink at their league match with Histon in a bid to raise more than £10,000 to go towards the purchase of a specialist breast tissue x-ray machine at the hospital.
A special kit was produced by the club’s kit provider, Puma, which was worn by the players in their 2-1 win, with the shirts auctioned off at the end of the game in ‘The Pink Bar’.
Blues boss Neil Young said: “It’s unbelievable that more that £7,500 was been raised from out Think Pink Day because the campaign is very close to my heart.
“Since I have been Chester manager, the Think Pink Day has been supported unbelievably by the public.
“There was a shirt auction in the bar after the match, but I’m sure that everyone is ecstatic that we have raised more than £7,500 before the shirt auction was held.
“I also think it’s the first time that we have managed to win on Think Pink Day because our previous two games against Witton and Frickley were also pretty dire, but we were pleased to take three points from Saturday’s match.”