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Hyde United’s new special away kit in aid of Ukraine appeal proves very popular

Hyde United’s new special away kit in aid of the Ukraine appeal proves very popular with it getting plenty of attention on social media.

The club, who play their footballer in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, are showing their support for those affected by the war in Ukraine, raising money to help those suffering, injured, without a home, struggling.

20% of shirt sales goes to help them, and this is made even more heartwarming and impressive considering Hyde United don’t have best financial backing like other clubs.

All three kits, home, away and third have been unveiled for the 2022/23 season, available to pre-order now from their club store HERE.

Manchester World spoke to Hyde’s club secretary Tony Spencer about why they have decided to help those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

โ€œItโ€™s about highlighting the crisis in Ukraine in hope that it encourages more people to raise money for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

โ€œWe are in a unique position to be able to help in some way. As a non-league club we can only raise so much money from sales of the replica kit, but if everyone did a little bit it would all add up and would benefit the appeal even more.โ€

Former club director Darren Mellor came up with the kit design and donating a percentage of each shirt sale to those affected.

โ€œIt was brought to us by Darren, who then discussed it with our kit supplier, JFC Sports, to find out if it was possible to produce and in large quantities if we needed it,โ€ Tony added.

โ€œDarren has always, for over 10 years, more or less come up with the kit design every season and has always produced something the club is more than happy with.โ€

Tony states that Hyde are currently only selling the kit to support the crises due to their ability to stock as many as they need, thanks to their supplier.

โ€œAt the moment itโ€™s just the away replica kit, as replica kits are our best sellers. And we donโ€™t have to purchase a minimum number, we can order in smaller numbers, two, three, four, etc, mainly because of our local supplier.

โ€œOther merchandise we donโ€™t get from JFC. Hats, badges, etc we have to order minimum numbers which means a bigger cost and thus we would not be able to donate as big a percentage to the appeal.โ€

Facebook and Twitter users had their say as Hyde United’s new special away kit in aid of Ukraine appeal proves very popular…

@Moodymark: Having this!

@AsSowter: Beautiful. ๐Ÿคฉ

@Bartonskipper1: Thanks a great effort from Hyde ๐Ÿ‘

@ushererofsouls: Get in there @hydeunited!!! Nice one!!

@JoshDPorter_: This is absolutely class. A club that doesnโ€™t have the best financial backing like other clubs donating 20% of shirt sales to the Ukraine humanitarian appeal, plus itโ€™s a banger shirt. Up the Tigers!

@AndrewSlaughte1: Well done @hydeunited โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Valerie Hadley: Top notch! Wouldn’t it be good if others followed our example if they are able to. TIGERSSSSS! XX

Julie Satt: Well done. That’s a great gesture ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Adam Liam Sowter: Take a bow all involved

Jason Lee: this is just class, love the look of it too, really hope to see more clubs do this

Tim Beckenham: well done to Hyde for this. Surprised its not had more attention than it already has

Chris Foster: Well thats me definitely buying the Ukraine one and I aint even a Hyde supporter. Touching gesture

Will O’Reilly: all three of the kits look great too, sales should go down well this summer, much deserved for a club like Hyde too

Eddie Taylor: Absolutely adore that Ukraine inspired kit, will be buying one for myself and hopefully there’s a kids one too, sharing and spreading the love

Katie Harper: Getting my hands on all three of these, fantastic idea for the Ukraine one too

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