East Anglian Air Ambulance logo to feature on Town first-team shirts for 2019/20 campaign
Ipswich Town will carry the name of the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity on the back of first-team shirts for the 2019/20 season.
Starting in 2000, the EAAA is a life-saving charity that delivers highly skilled doctors and paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region.
Since their launch they have attended more than 25,000 life-saving missions. They were also the first air ambulance in the country to attend helicopter emergency medical incidents in hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.
And the EAAA logo will now appear on both home and away shirts worn by Blues players on matchdays, with the partnership also seeing a number of other benefits to the charity.
For one member of Town's Academy staff, the charity's partnership with the Club is very personal.
Shaun Whiter (pictured) lost both his legs in a hit-and-run in 2016, and wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the EAAA.
"These guys saved my life that night. I will always be grateful for that," he said.
"We're a community club and to work with such an inspirational charity is a real honour."
The charity’s logo will also be printed on the back of shirts for the ladies team, and EAAA’s chief executive Patrick Peal spoke about what it means to be associated with the Club.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen as this year’s back of the shirt charity partner,” he told the Club website.
“This is great exposure for our charity and we are incredibly grateful for Ipswich Town’s support as we aim to become a 24/7 service at an extra cost of £1m a year.
“We rely almost entirely on public donations to keep our charity airborne so every penny we raise goes towards saving lives across East Anglia.”
Town fans will be able to add the charity’s logo to their replica shirts for a nominal fee. Shirts will be available online and via Planet Blue and all proceeds will go to the EAAA.
The EAAA is committed to delivering outstanding care to their patients and Ipswich Town Football Club is proud to be associated with such an inspiring charity.