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East Anglian Air Ambulance New Back-of-Shirt Charity
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 11:10

The back of Town’s shirts will bear the name of the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity during the 2019/20 season, the club has announced.

The Blues introduced the addition of a charity’s name to the back of their shirts in 2017 with East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) having been the nominated organisation for the last two seasons.

From the start of 2019/20, the EAAA logo will appear on botIpswich Town Women, with the charity also receiving a number of other benefits.

The EAAA is a life-saving charity which conveys highly-skilled doctors and paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region.

Since its launch in 2000 the EAAA has carried out more than 25,000 life-saving missions. They were also the first air ambulance in the country to attend helicopter emergency medical incidents in the hours of darkness to unknown and unlit sites.

Town academy coach Shaun Whiter (pictured) has personal reasons for welcoming the partnership, the EAAA having saved his life after a hit and run incident in Newmarket in 2016 in which he lost both his legs.

"These guys saved my life that night. I will always be grateful for that," he told the club site.

"We're a community club and to work with such an inspirational charity is a real honour.”

The EAAA’s chief executive Patrick Peal added: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as this year’s back-of-the-shirt charity partner.

“This is great exposure for our charity and we are incredibly grateful for Ipswich Town’s support as we aim to become a 24/7 service at an extra cost of £1 million a year.

“We rely almost entirely on public donations to keep our charity airborne so every penny we raise goes towards saving lives across East Anglia.”

Fans will be able to add the charity’s logo to their replica shirts for a nominal fee.

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boroughblue added 11:16 - May 22
any rough idea on when the new kits come out? sorry if this has been asked and/or answered already, but it's one of the only things to look forward to at this time of year!

Wallingford_Boy added 11:24 - May 22
This week I believe..

firestorm_westy added 11:35 - May 22
Will that be the logo on the front of the kid's kits too?

blockb_steward added 12:09 - May 22
The eagle eyed among you will spot that the shirt in the picky is all blue...if that is a new shirt then they have dropped the white arms. Great choice of charity too.

ArnieM added 12:13 - May 22
Oh I’m really pleased it’s these people for sponsorship. Great work by the EAAA

DifferentGravy added 12:41 - May 22
Excellent, great charity. Just wish we could drop/change the logo/sponsor on the front of the shirt. Cheap, tacky & certainly doesn't make me want to purchase one. A return to the old style kit of the 80s is needed. Commands respect, pride in the club & will sell a darn sight more!

IpswichT62OldBoy added 12:42 - May 22
Have we got rid of magical bloody vegas?

runningout added 13:06 - May 22
Never too late to go back to the old decent ITFC ethics... agree Magical Vegas is stain on us and gambling and lowlife loan sponsorship should be removed from football. I would change plenty more at our club, Not charging for mascots for a start!

Blocker123 added 13:11 - May 22
Unless I have missed it?🤪
What is this big announcement being made within next few weeks that PL was on about, about a month and a half ago???🤔🤔🤔

runningout added 13:45 - May 22
That was a non starter for many! The Community initiative we restarted if I’m right.

Radlett_blue added 14:23 - May 22
Why do we need something on the back of a shirt as well as the front? These things are ugly enough anyway, with a hideous sponsor's logo on the front, the kit manufacturer's logo and the pointless EFL badges on the sleeves.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 15:31 - May 22
If we have to have logos at all - and it seems we do in modern football - then this is one you can hardly complain about. A worthy charity! I imagine we will still have to put up with MV on the front, though: it's all about ££££, remember!

PackwoodBlue added 15:57 - May 22
Stick EAAA on the front of the shirt and drop that MV *£$%*!! and the club would sell twice as many shirts.

SheptonMalletBlue added 16:30 - May 22
Shame it's not on the front!!

dirtydingusmagee added 16:47 - May 22
LOL some still waiting for the super dooper,amazing,exciting ,fantastic,mindblowing announcement , It came ,it went and raised hardly an eyebrow. Anyway great choice, EAA for shirt ,

runningout added 16:48 - May 22
Club should show some bite and cut Magical Vegas sponsorship. Sorry but I won’t be purchasing shirt while that is on it. Albeit a small part of a bigger franchise. Won’t happen as our club has lowered it’s methods everywhere. Sorry to be gloom

herfie added 19:46 - May 22
Fantastic to get this outstanding charity, whose only aim is the saving of lives, on to next season’s shirts. (As opposed to the logo of an organisation whose sole aim is to make money). Sort of highlights what a perverse industry today’s football business has become.

Really hope EAAA gets some richly deserved benefits from the association.

Blocker123 added 05:57 - May 23

dirtydingusmagee.... what was the announcement then?🤔🤔🤔

armyofblueandwhite added 16:58 - May 24
“Holy” sh*t he’s tall! The rebuild has begun....

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