Carers Trust to get recognition for fantastic work in the community
There will be a new name on the front of Town’s first-team shirts for the 2020/21 season.
The Rank Group Plc (‘Rank’), which owns current shirt sponsors Magical Vegas, has ‘gifted’ the sponsorship to the charity, Carers Trust, who it has worked closely with over the last six years.
Carers Trust has over 4500 carers in and around Suffolk and Rank has supported many of their initiatives in the local community, helping to raise a significant sum to support carers across the county and the UK.
As well as having their name on the front of Town’s shirts, Carers Trust will be allocated a number of complimentary tickets at home games courtesy of Rank’s sponsorship agreement with the Club and these will be offered to local carers.
“Having their name on the front of the Ipswich Town first-team shirts will help spotlight the fantastic work Carers Trust does in supporting unpaid carers locally and across the whole country,” said James Boord, Chief Marketing Officer for Rank.
“Thousands of carers across Suffolk alone are caring around the clock for family members with long-term disabilities and illnesses.
“It’s vital they get a respite from time to time and Rank is delighted to be able to give some of those carers the opportunity to go and watch the team play at Portman Road.”
Rank has also fully backed the Club’s decision to pay tribute to the NHS on the back of the first-team shirts for next season, with James adding: “It’s great to see both the NHS and carers receiving recognition on the Ipswich Town shirts, especially in these challenging times.”
Rosie Richardson, director of sales at Town, said: “We are delighted to help Rank’s chosen charity by offering support to Carers Trust, which reaches out to a number of fantastic community initiatives.”
Carers Trust logo will appear on all replica shirts, including juniors.
For full details of The Carers Trust click here.
As well as Magical Vegas, Rank also includes the Meccabingo.com and Grosvenorcasinos.com brands.