Weston Park Cancer Charity will be on the front of our shirts at Home Park against Plymouth in our first game of the Sky Bet League One 22/23 season.
The match shirt sponsorship for the opening fixture of the campaign signals a new step in the relationship after the 'Together at Every Step' initiative between the Club and Weston Park Cancer Charity was launched last season.
The match-worn shirts will be signed by each respective player and auctioned off, with the money raised being donated to the charity.
Furthermore, our local derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell this season will be our designated Weston Park takeover fixture on 28 January 2023, in addition to a number of other exciting collaborations in the offing.
Twinned with the match shirt sponsorship, our Marketing, Business and Commercial Director Andrew Clark arrived in Plymouth this week on two wheels after cycling over 300 miles from Oakwell in aid of WPCC!
You can still donate to Andrew's fantastic achievement here!
Darren Hayes, Head of Fundraising at Weston Park Cancer Charity, praised the move and is looking forward to seeing the Reds walk out at Home Park adorning the charity on the shirt:
"We are extremely grateful to Barnsley FC for their continued support and this latest move as part of our ''Together at Every Step' initiative means the world to us as a charity.
"We know the impact that our work has on the local community in Barnsley, and it makes us so proud that we can represent the town in this way by being on the front of the shirt of the Club in its first game of the new season.
"Moreover, Andrew's efforts on his bike this week have been commendable, and I hope people continue to donate for a fantastic achievement to raise as much money as possible.”
Khaled El-Ahmad, CEO of Barnsley FC, added: "We are honoured that such a fantastic organisation such as Weston Park will be on our jersey for our season opener tomorrow vs Plymouth.
"The work they do cannot be put into words, and we as a Club are proud to help support them. The Barnsley community is a strong part of our identity and this is one of many initiatives to support those who make a difference."
Details of how supporters can bid for a match-worn shirt from this Saturday's opener at Plymouth will be announced in due course.