St Mirren fans are looking out their kits ahead of tomorrow’s Stripes on Saints Day fundraising drive.
Buddies will wear the famous black and white colours as they mark the side’s legendary 2013 League Cup win – and raise some vital cash for the club’s charity.
Last year, £3,000 was raised in just 24 hours as supporters dug out their favourite Saints tops, pictured themselves on social media and donated to the St Mirren Charitable Foundation.
Gaffer Jim Goodwin, who captained the team in their 3-2 triumph over Hearts at Hampden, has urged fans to once again take part and support the charity.
In a video message to the club’s faithful, he said: “Due to the great success of our Stripes on Friday event last year, where you, the supporters donned your favourite strip, we’re going to try and do the same again this year. Instead of calling it Saints on Friday, we’re going to call it Stripes on Saints Day, which of course in 2013 was March 17, St Patrick’s Day, but has recently became known as St Mirren Day.
“So what I would like you all to do is to go to the Foundation’s JustGiving page, make a small donation. Whatever you can afford is greatly appreciated.
“We’d love you all to take part. Last year we raised a magnificent £3,000, this year our target is £5,000.
“Any donation you can make, small or large, will be greatly appreciated and will go to a great cause.”
Scores of fans took part last year, including MSP and massive Saints fan George Adam and club chairman Gordon Scott.
Organisers are hoping everyone gets on board to make it a huge success once again.
Gayle Brannigan, St Mirren charitable foundation chief executive, said: “We are so excited to once again have Saints fans coming together for a great cause.
“Get your stripes on and send a picture over to us on social media and we will post you on our platforms. Maybe include your favourite memories of that historic day. All the money raised will go towards putting on activities for children who need them most.”
If you want to donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/smfc-foundation-3-stripesonsaintsday