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U's Back Tom's Foundation

24 March 2014

Our #takeoverthetown campaign gets charitable.

Colchester United’s #takeoverthetown campaign will help raise funds for a local charity, as we prepare to finish the season with a bang.

We will be teaming up with the Tom Bowdidge Foundation to help celebrate Tom’s life and to flood the town with blue and white in the lead up to the Brentford game on April 26th.

The Tom Bowdidge Foundation is affiliated with Teenage Cancer Trust, one of the club’s official charity partners for the current season and a charity with whom Tom did much ambassadorial work during the course of his illness.

A keen U’s fan along with his father Richard, Tom passed away in October 2013 after a battle with stomach cancer.

Despite his illness, he raised over £170,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust and his legacy will live on with the foundation in his name.

Richard Bowdidge told us: "We are thrilled to be connected with the Take Over The Town campaign. It will really raise the profile of the Tom Bowdidge Foundation and help raise valuable funds for research into teenage cancers as well as providing physical and emotional support. 

"The Blue and White days are a great idea; our local primary school Heathlands recently had a Wear Blue to School day and it created quite an impact to see a sea of blue in the community."

A whole range of events are planned for the U’s #takeoverthetown campaign and many will raise funds for the foundation.

As well as the recently publicised Nandos Takeover on Tuesday April 22nd, we will also be inviting shops, schools and offices across the town to participate in Blue & White Day on Thursday April 24th.

For a £1 donation per person, we’d love to see plenty of blue and white across Colchester to celebrate the town and the club working together.

!media@colchesterunited.netFor more details, call the club on 01206 755146 or e-mail

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