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CLUB TO MATCH DONATIONS FOR UKRAINE

14 March 2022

In times of adversity, football stands together

Supporters raised £3,455.62 for The British Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal at the recent home game with Lincoln City.

As a mark of solidarity, Town wore an all blue kit while Lincoln donned their yellow strip on the night, with the two teams coming together for a collective photo and a minute's applause ahead of kick-off.

A Ukraine flag was raised, and continues to fly, above the Cobbold Stand while the corner flags were replaced with the blue and yellow bicolor.

Alongside this, The British Red Cross were collecting money both inside and outside of Portman Road, with all proceeds going directly to those suffering from the conflict in Ukraine.

Inpsired by the generosity of the Blue Army - the Club are pleased to confirm that it will be matching the money raised to further support all victims of the ongoing crisis, meaning that around £7,000 will be donated in total.

Town CEO Mark Ashton said: "It was great to see the players, staff and supporters of our Club and Lincoln come together to show their support for the people of Ukraine. 

"The fans have dug deep to raise money for those who are suffering from the crisis, so it is only right that the Club do our bit as well. 

"The thoughts of everyone at Ipswich Town remain with the people of Ukraine and everyone impacted by this terrible ongoing conflict."

Emma-Jane Slater, senior regional fundraising officer with the British Red Cross, added: "Millions of people are at risk of the deadly consequences of conflict and we must get critical support to those that need it the most.

"We are extremely grateful to the club and the generous supporters who kindly donated to the appeal on the night."

In times of adversity, football stands together.


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