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Raith Rovers fans will be helping care for cancer patients in the area if they opt to go away this season.

Away shirt sponsors and long term retail partners ACA Sports will be donating £2 for every Pink away replica shirt sold this season to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Fife.

Maggie’s Centre in Fife celebrate their 5th year of caring for people affected by cancer in the area and they will also have their logo on the team’s shorts.

Alistair Cameron, Managing Director of Kirkcaldy based leading online sports retailer ACA Sports, said; “We are very proud to be the away shirt sponsors this year at Raith Rovers.

“We have been retail partners with the club for a number of years and when the away shirt sponsorship arose we were delighted to take the opportunity.

As well as donating £2 for every away shirt sold throughout the campaign we will also be running a number of fundraising events throughout the year to help continue the fantastic work that takes place at the centre.”

Community Fundraiser at Maggie’s Tu Edwards; said “Maggie’s Fife is delighted that ACA Sports and Raith Rovers have chosen to support Maggie’s by putting our logo on their kits and raising funds from the sales of their strips. 

“No section of society is untouched by cancer, and our centre aims to help people affected by any kind of cancer to live the best life possible, with, through and beyond the disease. 

“Currently, one third of our centre users are male and we would like to see that figure rise.  Having the footballers sport our logos on their strips is a great way of raising awareness amongst their loyal fans and greatly helps us to spread the word about the work we do in helping men, women, families, couples and carers to cope with the impact of cancer on their lives.”

Chris Lumsden, Sponsorship Development Manager at Raith Rovers commented. "We are delighted to announce ACA Sports as our new away shirt sponsor for the 2011-2012 season.

“This deal further strengthens an already excellent partnership with ACA Sports and Managing Director Alistair Cameron.

“It is important that we recognise our position as a community club and the strength we have in the local area. We are no strangers to supporting charities but this is the first time we will have one on our first team kit.

“We seen greater value in this partnership than any commercial opportunities that were open to us.”

Shirts are available from the 11th of August both in store and online at www.­acasports.­co.­uk

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