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Brechin City opt for sponsorship with a difference

Brechin City has unveiled a sponsorship with a difference after partnering up with Cancer Research UK.

The Scottish Football League club has decided to shy away from a lucrative sponsorship deal in tribute to former Brechin City FC Chairmen David Will who passed away from cancer last year.

Speaking of the deal Brechin City FC Chairman Ken Ferguson said: "Thanks to some great local support we've been able to offer our shirt sponsorship deal to Cancer Research UK for free.

"We're very proud to sport Cancer Research UK on our strips and we're looking forward to helping them raise more money for the fight against cancer.

"Football fans are familiar with Barcelona's sponsorship of UNICEF, and Aston Villa has the name "Acorns" on their shirts in support of a children's hospice, so we're very happy to be joining them in flying the flag for a really worthy charity."

Team captain Neil Janczyk added: "Most of us in the team know someone who has been treated for cancer or has died from it, and of course David Will was a really inspirational figure to us, so we're pleased to be playing in these strips.

"It feels good to have the charity's name on our shirts. I think it's something more of the bigger clubs should consider."

Mark Colley-Davies from Cancer Research UK said: "Brechin City FC are going to be a huge help to us through raising awareness and funds to help beat cancer.

Cancer research UK spends around £36 million in Scotland funding the work of research scientists, doctors and nurses.

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