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Loach in the Pink
Thursday, 17th Jan 2013 18:19

Blues keeper Scott Loach will wear pink gloves and boots for the next month in order to raise breast cancer awareness.

Loach told the club site: “I will be wearing pink boots and gloves for the next month as a way of raising awareness for breast cancer.

“My Mum had breast cancer and she really suffered during that time, so I like to raise awareness of it. Thankfully she’s okay now but obviously it’s a subject very close to my heart.

“I’ve done something every year ever since and I wanted to do something a little bit different this year, so that’s how I came up with the idea of the pink boots and gloves.

“In the past I’ve held parties and charity games but this year I wanted to take the pink onto the pitch and I settled on the idea of pink gloves and pink boots.”

Loach, 24, is also trying raise cash for the charity Against Breast Cancer via a Just Giving page: “Every little bit helps – whether it’s £1 or £100 – and I’m truly grateful as anything we can raise is a positive.

“I’ve set up a Just Giving page for people to donate, which has been up and running for a day or two now and the response has been great so far. The fans are getting involved, which is great, and we just need to get the word out there now.

“All the lads are on board with it too and they will all be contributing, which is really good of them as they know it’s for a good cause.

“Arran Lee-Barrett will also be wearing pink gloves and will have the bottoms of his Nike boots sprayed pink, which is in aid of breast cancer too.”

Visit Scott’s Just Giving page and donate by clicking here.

Photo: ITFC

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alexharban added 18:30 - Jan 17
He seems to do a lot of charity stuff loach, top lad!
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Blue104 added 18:37 - Jan 17
Respect to him for doing this.
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daniel2302 added 18:41 - Jan 17
So much respect to Loach for doing this, a professional footballer who isn't all about himself with money. Brilliant headline "Loach in the pink" brilliant.
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oscarwhiting added 18:44 - Jan 17
Loach you legend. He's done so much for charity. And don't forget he is giving his clean sheet bonnos to some children charity.
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kuyski added 18:46 - Jan 17
well done
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Tufty added 18:53 - Jan 17
My Mum died of breast cancer. Please give generously
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StuartBrett8 added 18:57 - Jan 17
The total has shot up, well done guy's and well done Scott, top lad! :)
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rosseden added 18:59 - Jan 17
i wish he could get a bit more vocal, commmanding in his area and would come for crosses! not only would we have a top bloke then, but also a keeper who could be our number 1 for many many years!
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Pessimistic added 19:53 - Jan 17
Not sure that those colours will boost his confidence - especially if there are a few away fans gathering.
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north_stand77 added 20:07 - Jan 17
Well done Scott and many thanks. I am in remission from breast cancer after 18 months of treatment and keeping my fingers crossed. Without this charity, I know I would not have been able to have some of the variety of treatments that I had,. and continue to have. I am hoping that ongoing trials will help to prevent my daughters going through the same awful experience. I wouldnt wish it on anybody, please support Scott.
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fussysnake added 20:09 - Jan 17
What a lovely thing to do. I really do hope no opposition fans give him stick without realising...
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Suffolk_n_Good added 20:10 - Jan 17
A lovely touch Scott, well done :)
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hussey1969 added 20:29 - Jan 17
Top man,my mum had cancer twice,a pro footballer not thinking about himself but others.
Total respect
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bluesimon added 20:53 - Jan 17
Perhaps the whole club could get involved. The whole of the NFL does.
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Vizslaraner added 20:59 - Jan 17
Scott-u restore fans faith in footballers with yr refreshing attitude! It got my mum too! Yr a credit to yourself, our club and football in general! Please go and make the jersey ur own as personally I think yr a top keeper and want to see u as our number one for years to come! Yr one of us and we want u to do well. The last two games prove u should keep yr place
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runaround added 21:05 - Jan 17
Top man Scott Loach
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kevtblue added 22:10 - Jan 17
Well done Scott great respect to you for this. I lost my two older brothers to cancer last year so I know the effect this can have on a family. Nice to see a player giving something back and raising awareness.
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lucytown added 22:25 - Jan 17
Well done Scott - nice touch
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NITFC added 22:52 - Jan 17
Well done Scott. This horrible disease killed my Mum a few years ago and I have been running half marathons to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign myself in recent years . I will be sponsoring him for sure
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taylor15 added 23:28 - Jan 17
brilliant. i remember he said he donates some of his wages to a charity, top man! hope he gets his number 1 spot back, really decent keeper in my opinion and supports the club.

give him a pink top now, to put off the strikers!!
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lezoad added 07:53 - Jan 18
RESPECT!
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Superfrans added 13:48 - Jan 18
Good to see Loach is looking to do something. But it's not very pink. It seems a bit half hearted...
This would be more like it:

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StuartBrett8 added 10:28 - Jan 21
£647.96 so far, awesome :)
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StuartBrett8 added 19:03 - Jan 28
Please try and keep this in the stream guy's and donate if you haven't already
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