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Cove Rangers backing Friends of Anchor

Cove Rangers FC is delighted to announce a tie-up with local charity, Friends of ANCHOR, which will see the FoA logo displayed on the team shirts as the club embarks on a season of cinch Championship football in 2022/23.

Last year the sleeve advertising was given over to the NHS and the board of directors was keen to again offer it up free of charge to a deserving cause.

With Cove Rangers celebrating the club’s centenary and Friends of ANCHOR marking its 25th anniversary, the collaboration fits well for both parties.

Since 1997, Friends of ANCHOR has offered free, direct support for anyone receiving treatment for cancer or a haematology illness in the North-east of Scotland, with freely available wellbeing therapies, and support such as podiatry, massage, and hair and wig styling.

The charity also provides funding for cutting-edge medical equipment and pioneering research that pushes the boundaries in how the NHS can diagnose, treat and care for people locally.

Every penny raised or donated goes to the cause as the charity’s operating costs are fully covered by Balmoral Group in Aberdeen.

Friends of ANCHOR director Sarah-Jane Hogg said:

“We were bowled over when we heard the news from Cove Rangers. What an opportunity to have awareness bolstered for Friends of ANCHOR, especially in the charity’s 25th anniversary year. Cancer impacts the lives of so many families and this latest support from the club allows us to push forward in our relentless goal to bring the very best for those we know and love receiving care in the ANCHOR Unit.

“Cove Rangers gave us much cause for celebration last season and here’s hoping it’s another big year for the club with Friends of ANCHOR as part of their Centenary story.”

Cove chairman, Keith Moorhouse, says it is a pleasure to be able to help out,

“I am well aware of the incredible work done by Friends of ANCHOR, and I’m thrilled that the club can, in some small way, show our backing. My wife, Colleen, has been receiving treatment for cancer for the past couple of years, and as a family we are indebted to the charity for the support they have given us.

“In fact, my daughter, Sofi, was so inspired by the work they do, she is now pursuing a career in nursing and plans to do oncology in her Honours year.”

Club sponsor ACE is right behind the decision, with managing director, Terry Cobban, certain a worthy recipient has been chosen, “We came to agreement immediately and I am overjoyed and honoured to be able to share the shirts with such a deserving charity.”

There are plans to further extend the link between Cove Rangers FC and Friends of ANCHOR with various fundraising ventures currently being explored.

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