Wrexham AFC have partnered with back-of-shirt sponsor VistaPrint, the design and print partner for small businesses, to celebrate our promotion back to the EFL. A total of 2,000 limited-edition t-shirts will be available from local businesses from 9am today (Tuesday June 27).
VistaPrint asked the Football Club to select six local businesses and organisations that are integral to our community, to give away the t-shirts.
The initiative forms part of VistaPrint’s wider support and celebration of small business owners, and to shine a light on the importance of local businesses in the community.
Each business will have just over 300 t-shirts – especially designed by VistaPrint’s creative team - to give away and the following businesses have been selected:
- The Miners Rescue Station
- Wrexham Museum
- Regent House of Flowers
- Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre
- Daniel Morris Butchers
- Wrexham Visitor Information Centre
Wrexham AFC CEO Fleur Robinson said: “We are delighted to be partnering with VistaPrint to share our title celebrations with some of our local businesses.
“We are proud of the role we play in the community and this is a great initiative to shine the spotlight on other businesses within Wrexham.”
Sabine Leveiller, VistaPrint’s Senior Marketing Director for Europe, said: “The success of Wrexham AFC has put Wrexham and its local businesses on the global stage. These limited edition t-shirts are a small thank you to the community who have been the heart and soul of Wrexham’s promotion.
“At VistaPrint we want to champion the small business owners who are at the core of the local community and echo the National League champions’ achievements.”
Joan Bellis, of Bellis Brothers Farm Shop & Garden Centre, said: “We are very proud of our association with Wrexham AFC, having been a supporter for more than 70 years and a hospitality volunteer for more than 30 years.
“Many Football Club staff and players, past and present, shop with us and are often in our restaurant.
“The whole buzz of pride about Wrexham is felt by our customers and staff, young and old. The Club’s success has brought a lot of positivity. The success has put Wrexham on the map and – as a result – we have had more visits to our website, and more followers on our social media accounts, which is always a bonus.”
Mick Pinder, Retail Manager at Wrexham Visitor Information Centre, added: “The impact of the success surrounding Wrexham AFC has been noticed throughout the city.
“There is a positive vibe everywhere and the manner in which the Club have been involved with community events has been amazing. The whole city seems to be buzzing with excitement and it is impossible not to feel the positivity. The Club have been a catalyst for this, and the sheer hard work of all involved has to be applauded.”