Tuesday 8th May 2012
Football players working to overcome drug and alcohol addiction are getting a new kit thanks to Orange.
Players from charity Swanswell's football team will get new shirts, shorts, and socks paid for by the telecommunications company.
Orange has pledged its support to the charity, which helps people affected by drug or alcohol misuse to change their lives.
Trevor Bedford, operations manager for Swanswell in Birmingham, said: "The health and social benefits of playing team games like this really make a difference to people on their journey towards recovery from alcohol or drug misuse.
"With that in mind, we're delighted that Orange have been able to sponsor our new kit, giving people an added incentive to do well and feel well."
The team, made up of service users and charity members, will wear the new kits at a five-a-side tournament on May 11.
Swanswell's players will face teams from a number of organisations working with people affected by alcohol or drugs misuse in Birmingham.
The game, organised by non-profit aftercare service Changes UK, will take place between 12pm and 4.30pm at the Power League centre, on Sedgemere Road, in Yardley.
Trevor said: "There's always a great atmosphere at this tournament, we're always really encouraged by the interest and support from our service users and staff every year. Whatever the result, it will be a thoroughly enjoyable day."