Swansea City launch match-worn shirt auction for Maggie's in aid of Tackling Cancer Together campaign
Swansea City is offering supporters the chance to secure a piece of special memorabilia and help raise vital funds for cancer support charity Maggie's through an auction of our match-worn third kit.
The jerseys are signed by the first-team player who wore the eye-catching shirt during a league match from this season.
Maggie's, the club's official charity partner for the 2023-24 season, linked up with the club for the Tackling Cancer Together campaign, with the spots incorporated in the kit design representing some of the most common types of cancer.
Maggie's rely totally on fundraising to deliver their crucial range of services - including bereavement counselling, benefits advice and relaxation techniques - with costs for 2024 expected to be approximately £700,000.
The auction will run from Monday, December 4 (12pm) and will conclude on Friday, December 15 (4pm).
The third kit has so far been worn during fixtures against West Bromwich Albion, QPR, Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers and Ipswich, the third shirts are signed by squad members such as captain Matt Grimes, Jerry Yates, Jamal Lowe, Liam Cullen and more.
We hope this kit will resonate beyond the football field and play a part in helping people living with cancer in our community and further afield.
When we wear this shirt, we carry your stories with us. Swansea City, Maggie’s, the Jack Army and you: We are Tackling Cancer Together.
The campaign includes a dedicated page on our website where you can share your own cancer stories, and donate to Maggie's, which you can find here.
The first Maggie’s centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996, one year after the death of founder Maggie Keswick Jencks, whose own experience with cancer led her to resolve to establish a better support network for patients, their friends and their families.
Maggie’s now has more than 25 centres in the UK, as well as a small number based abroad, with plans for more to be opened before the end of the decade. Its Swansea centre opened in 2011.
The majority of UK centres are based on the grounds of NHS hospitals, and operate with the aim of helping people take back control when cancer turns life upside down. They provide professional support covering anything from the side-effects and impact of treatment, to financial advice or money concerns.
As a charity that relies entirely on gifts and donations, their efforts are made possible thanks to people like you, and Swansea City hope this partnership will help provide a fundraising boost to aid Maggie’s in their outstanding work.