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Stars of stage and screen back Big Coat Day

Big Coat Day January 3rd vs Ashton United

Justin Moorhouse, James Quinn and the cast of ’Zack’ which has just opened at Royal Exchange have lent their support to FC United’s Big Coat Day, as have Johnny Vegas, John Henshaw, Sue Cleaver who plays Eileen Grimshaw in TV’s Corrie, and Maxine Peake.

With predictions of more cold winter snaps, the club’s decision to organise the Big Coat Day collection of warm winter clothing at its New Year fixture has been welcomed across the city. In a great gesture of footballing solidarity, our hosts, Bury FC, and our opponents on Big Coat Day, Ashton United, are also calling for their supporters to bring spare clothing for the event. Staff at Jobcentreplus are already collecting, as are staff at two Lloyds TSB branches in Wythenshawe.

Last year, we collected more than four tons of warm clothing and this year local charities for the homeless, Mustard Tree and Boaz Trust, will once again be on hand to collect the clothing at the ground and distribute it across Greater Manchester.

Our supporters can help us make a difference by actively supporting Big Coat Day 2011. If you can organise collections of warm winter clothing in your workplaces, streets or home and get them brought to Gigg Lane, between 12 noon and 3pm before the Ashton game, then we can help save lives. If you wish to help out with any of the promotion of the event please contact vinnythompson@fc-utd.co.uk

The Big Issue is supporting Big Coat Day, along with our charity partners: Mustard Tree and Boaz Trust.

"Big Coat Day may have started in 2005 as a bit of fun to show we had reached our first Xmas, and it still is fun. But it is also an important statement showing that our supporters continue to care for all our community."
Andy Walsh, FC General Manager

The Cast Of ZACK at the Royal Exchange Supports BIG COAT DAY.

Picture by Jonathan Keenan.

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First Posted ~ 11:17 Mon 13 Dec 2010
News ID ~ 3296
Last Updated ~ 11:17 Mon 13 Dec 2010