St Helens launch Autism awareness shirt

St Helens have launched a Magic Weekend shirt which will help to raise awareness of autism.

This special edition kit will be worn in Newcastle when Saints clash with Huddersfield Giants on May 22.

A donation from every shirt sold going to local support group St Helens Autism Support.

In association with O’Neills, the shirt design follows the traditional Saints White shirt with a Vee – but the Red Vee has been replaced with a Multi Coloured Jigsaw Design Vee.

The coloured jigsaw pieces, along with the Ribbon design on the back, are key symbols used to raise awareness of Autism nationally. Each replica shirt also carries the logo of St.Helens Autism Support.

Tom Jackson from St. Helens Autism Support said: “St. Helens Autism Support is delighted to be associated with this ground-breaking shirt initiative.

“As a local charity we have two main objectives – to raise awareness of the condition and to raise funds for our current project; a resource centre in the town to provide community, training and employment opportunities for local people.

“We would like to thank St.Helens Rugby League Club and fans for their continued and generous support.”

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