Town 'keeper Scott to wear pink gloves and boots for the next month as he raises awareness for breast cancer
Scott Loach won’t just be fighting for three points on the pitch this weekend- he will also be fighting for awareness of Breast Cancer off it.
The Town stopper will be wearing pink gloves and boots for the next month, as he raises awareness of a charity very close to his heart.
“I will be wearing pink boots and gloves for the next month as a way of raising awareness for breast cancer,” Scott told the Club website.
“My Mum had breast cancer and she really suffered during that time, so I like to raise awareness of it. Thankfully she’s okay now but obviously it’s a subject very close to my heart.
“I’ve done something every year ever since and I wanted to do something a little bit different this year, so that’s how I came up with the idea of the pink boots and gloves.
“In the past I’ve held parties and charity games but this year I wanted to take the pink onto the pitch and I settled on the idea of pink gloves and pink boots.”
Scott’s fight to raise awareness of breast cancer has been backed by his team-mates and especially fellow Blues ‘keeper Arran Lee-Barrett, who will also be donning some pink attire on matchdays.
Now the Nottingham-born ‘keeper, who arrived at Portman Road from Watford in the summer, is hoping the Blue Army can also help out- no matter how little or large a donation is.
“Every little bit helps- whether it’s £1 or £100- and I’m truly grateful as anything we can raise is a positive,” added Scott.
“I’ve set up a ‘Just Giving’ page for people to donate, which has been up and running for a day or two now and the response has been great so far. The fans are getting involved, which is great, and we just need to get the word out there now.
“All the lads are on board with it too and they will all be contributing, which is really good of them as they know it’s for a good cause.
“Arran will also be wearing pink gloves and will have the bottoms of his Nike boots sprayed pink, which is in aid of breast cancer too.”
If you would like to support Scott and donate, you can by visiting his just giving page- www.justgiving.com/scottloach1