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U's Team up With Sobell

14 February 2013

United proud to carry the Sobell name on their shirts

Oxford United will proudly wear the name of Sobell House on their shirts for the rest of the season.

The U’s asked fans to vote after club sponsors Bridle offered the opportunity for one of three worthy causes to feature on the shirts: Sobell House, Prostate Cancer or the Oxfordshire Community Foundation. Well over 1,000 votes came in, with Sobell the overwhelming choice.

Sobell House provides palliative and end of life care to the residents of Oxfordshire. The Hospice offers physical, psychological, social and spiritual care to those facing life threatening illness, death and bereavement. The focus is on quality of life, respecting the uniqueness of each person, and respect for the dignity of all users of the service.

Kevin Game of Sobell House said: 

"Sobell House Hospice is over the moon to have been chosen by the fans of Oxford United.

"Sobell House couldn't offer the care and support to people in Oxfordshire affected by terminal illness without the ongoing support of our community, so to have made this link with the Yellows and the fans is a huge compliment for us and a fantastic opportunity for us to raise our profile, and help us to raise the £4 million a year it costs to provide the services to the people of Oxfordshire.

"Thank you to the fans, the club, and of course to Bridle Insurance for giving us this opportunity."

Sobell’s logo will feature on United’s home and away shirts  and Chairman Ian Lenagan said:

“We will wear the Sobell House logo with enormous pride. They fit the bill perfectly as they are local and will have touched the lives of so many Oxford United fans at some stage. We will also continue to support both Prostate Cancer and the Oxfordshire Community Foundation who will feature in the matchday programme and have games nominated where we can showcase the fantastic work that they do.

“We thank Bridle for their help and support and we look forward to working with everybody at Sobell House  for the rest of the season and beyond.”

The new look shirts will be worn at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday for the first time.

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