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2/09/2015
Turbos fans have the chance to get their hands on a unique signed jersey and help a great cause, with the team’s charity jersey game against Canterbury this Thursday.

The shirt, designed by the children of MDHB’s child development service, will be worn for the Canterbury match, signed by the team, and put up for sale. The match shirts will be available for $400 plus GST (available through emailing jasonbb@manawaturugby.co.nz) and replica shirts are also available on the Turbos’ website for $149 (adult) and $129 (children). All proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go toward a new electric buggy for the service to help the children learn how to use electric mobility equipment like wheelchairs.

Only 23 of the game shirts are available, so supply is limited. The replica shirts will be ordered on demand, so there is no risk of people missing out on the opportunity to own one of these awesome collectors’ items.

MDHB’s Portfolio Manager Children, Youth & Intersectoral Partnerships Barb Bradnock is looking forward to the jersey game.
She said: “This jersey match has become something of a highlight on the calendar for MidCentral DHB. The Turbos always go out of their way to help create a wonderful, unique shirt that really captures the spirit of each service they are fundraising for.

“In this case, the shirt has been designed by the children themselves, and they are really excited to see their design in action.”

Turbos Blinside Flanker Heiden Bedwell Curtis will captain the Turbos for the first time on Thursday and spoke of how special the charity jersey game is to the team.

He said: “Every home game is special, but being able to help out such a great cause is really humbling and adds that little bit more to the occasion.”

The shirts themselves (picture attached) were designed by the children of the service during a design workshop with several of the Turbos players. The drawings were done on a shirt outline, and then scanned into a computer where they could then be printed straight onto the shirt.

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