22nd June 2020, 11:23 | Oldham
Oldham have unveiled a new club shirt which carries the NHS logo on a background of rainbow colours which have become synonymous with the organisation throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The club’s Assistant Coach Brendan Sheridan was hospitalised with the virus and put into a coma whilst on a ventilator at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, for two weeks. After being released from hospital, Sheridan is now continuing his recovery at his home in Dewsbury.
Sheridan’s story has offered inspiration to the club to unveil a new shirt which is designed in appreciation and celebration of the brilliant work of the NHS.
Oldham Chairman, Chris Hamilton, said: “The club is showing its appreciation of the amazing work done by the NHS and other key workers during the pandemic.
“We have been wanting to do something like this for a while, but it is only now, with lockdown easing, that factories are able to accept orders.”
The club’s crest is replaced by a blue logo, which was launched several weeks ago in support of the NHS and its dedicated workers. The shirt is now on-sale at £29 and can be pre-ordered on the club’s website before midnight of Sunday 28th June. Click here to pre-order yours.
Oldham have previously shown their support for the NHS as they dedicated a home fixture in their 2019 Betfred League 1 play-off campaign to the organisation by offering workers discounted tickets.
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