Newport County has launched a special ‘one-off’ kit in aid of former striker Jason Bowen and the charity MNDA.
The limited-edition kit will be worn by Graham Coughlan’s men when the Exiles take on Stockport County on November 25 at Rodney Parade to help raise funds for Jason, the charity and help raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
The County legend, who was diagnosed with MND three years ago, spent four years with the Exiles from 2003-07 and quickly became a fans’ favourite after scoring 48 goals in 149 appearances.
MND is a condition that affects the brain and the nervous system. There is currently no cure for MND, but there is treatment available to help reduce the impact on a person’s everyday life.
Jason, who made a special visit to Rodney Parade recently to give his approval to the special kit, said: “The support I have received from Newport County has been amazing,” he started.
“They’ve always invited me for games, they’ve done various fundraisers, bucket collections and now the new shirt for MND.
"I can’t thank Newport County enough, they’ve been amazing.”
Richard Shackelford, Regional Fundraiser for MND in Wales, added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Newport County and to see our logo on the special matchday kit.
“We are also very grateful to the club for supporting the work of the Association by donating 15 per cent of the sales of the replica shirt and bucket collections on the day. We rely almost entirely on the public for our funding and thanks to this support we will be able to continue our work supporting people affected by MND.”
The special shirt is available now for fans to purchase and show their support for Jason and MND.
The club, in conjunction with retail partner VX3, will donate up to £10 from every shirt sold to Jason towards his treatment costs, with 15 percent of all monies raised going to MNDA.
You can watch the kit unveiling to Jason here.
The shirt is available to purchase online by clicking here or from the official club shops at the Kingsway and Rodney Parade.