A Massive Thank You

SINCE we launched our special one off shirt to raise awareness of Autism – and help St Helens Autism Support – fans from all over the Rugby League world have been sharing the news on social media.

We couldn’t be more proud of the rugby league community in highlighting this important condition and spreading the word – and we thank you as all.

We’ve also had support from across all different kinds of sport such as Boxing, Football, Cricket, the NRL and Rugby Union as well as stars from TV, Film and Music.

Footballer and pundit Joey Barton said it was an “interesting shirt for a good cause” whilst comedian Johnny Vegas said “good on you Saints” for highlighting Autism.

Other tweets came from cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham, NRL’s Cameron Smith, cross-code star Gareth Thomas MBE, boxers Anthony Crolla, Martin Murray and Paul Smith JNR and Ireland RU’s Ronan O’Gara.

McFly’s Harry Judd also highlighted the kit on his Twitter page, as did St Helens Actor Michael Parr, singer Kiera Weathers, The Beautiful South’s Jacqui Abbott and MP Andy Burnham.

Saints’ players backed the launch too as did Beau Ryan, Sia Soliola, ex-player Apollo Perelini, commentator Andrew Voss, Penrith CEO Gus Gould and Mark Geyer.

And naturally, the Steve Prescott Foundation also lent their support.

Other supporters included several Super League clubs and ex-players including Tommy Martyn, Paul Sculthorpe MBE and Paul Wellens, Rugby Union’s Mark Cueto, Mike Tindall, Ugo Monye and Tom Evans and TV personalities Gethin Jones and Rav Wilding.

Once again, we thank everyone who has backed the shirt and there’s no doubt it is raising Autism awareness.

We estimate that well in excess of five million people and followers have had access to the information.

The special edition kit will be worn in Newcastle at the Magic Weekend when we take on Huddersfield Giants on May 22.

We have had an excellent response to it – if you’re planning to order you need to do so by April 14.

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

You can buy at the Saints Superstore, via 01744 455 050 or online.

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