Kit of the Week #55: Charity Begins at Home for Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town will wear a one-off all white kit for their home clash with Leyton Orient this weekend, to raise funds and awareness for local charity, the Hollie Gazzard Trust.

The Robins will use the match at their Whaddon Road home to celebrate the life of hairdresser Hollie Gazzard, who was murdered by her ex-partner in Gloucester in February 2014.

Cheltenham Town, Hollie Gazzard Trust, home, shirt, Errea
Cheltenham Town’s special edition home shirt by Erreà

The Trust campaigns against domestic violence and promotes healthy relationships in schools and colleges and is the club’s charity partner for the 2019-20 season.

The one-off kit by Erreà is white with purple and pink details and has two slightly differing designs that see sponsor details replaced with either an image of Hollie’s face or the name of the Trust.

Cheltenham Town, Hollie Gazzard Trust, home, shirt, Erreà
The Robins will raise funds and awareness for the Hollie Gazzard Trust

The inside collar features one of Hollie’s favourite quotes: “Smile often, think big” and limited numbers of the shirts are available from both the Trust and Cheltenham Town.

Hollie’s father, Nick Gazzard made 45 appearances for the Robins between 1983 and 1987, scoring 14 goals before a knee injury curtailed his career.

Cheltenham Town, Hollie Gazzard Trust
Hollie’s father Nick Gazzard (left) played for Cheltenham in the 1980s

The Robins last wore an all-white home kit during a four-year period in the early 1960s when the club played in the Southern League.

Since then, Cheltenham have established themselves as a Football League club and settled on red and white stripes as their main club colour combination.

This special edition shirt is available to buy from Cheltenham Town or via the Hollie Gazzard Trust.

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