EDDIE THOMPSON TRIBUTE T-SHIRTS TO RAISE FUND FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Tayprint teamed up with Dundee United to raise fund for Cancer Research UK by selling the Eddie Thompson t-shirts to the supporters.
This event was publicised both in local and national newspapers and was also broadcasted on STV.
Dundee Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 20th February 2008, page 40
"Dundee United fans are being urged to wear special t-shirts at the CIS Cup Final to pay tribute to their cancer suffering Chairman Eddie Thompson, while also raising funds for charity.
Supporters are being urged to wear a specially-designed tribute t-shirt emblazoned with “One Eddie Thompson” on March 16 against Rangers at Hampden Park.
The eye-catching shirts are being sold for just £5.00, with £2.00 from every sale being donated to cancer research.
Available in all sizes from kids to adults, they are available from Dundee independent music store Groucho’s, as well as from the Tangerine Trading Post shops, both in the George Fox and East stands, on match days.
Kevin Geoghegan, of Tayprint, who has produced the shirts, urged fans to get behind the initiative.
He said, “Eddie Thompson has shown great bravery and determination throughout his long battle against prostate cancer. He has brought great pride back to the long-suffering United supporters and it is time to show the same commitment to Eddie as he has to us.”
Official supporters associations can order t-shirts in bulk direct from Tayprint on 01382 623111."
Dundee Courier & Advertiser - Thursday 21st February 2008, page 26
"Dundee United fans Kevin Sheehan, Billy Hoolachan and Kevin Geoghegan model the special t-shirts produced for the CIS Cup Final to pay tribute to chairman Eddie Thompson, who is battling cancer. The shirts, available in all sizes from kids to adults, are available from Groucho’s as well as the Tangerine Trading Post shops in the George Fox and East stands on match days and are priced at £5.00, with £2.00 from each sale going to cancer research."
LET’S GET STRIPPED FOR EDDIE
(The Scottish Sun, Thursday 21st February 2008, page 71. By Jim Scott)
"Dundee United fans are being urged to put on a CIS Cup Final strip show for cancer-stricken chairman Eddie Thompson.
Print firm boss Kevin Geoghegan has designed special United shirts paying tribute to the Tannadice chief which he hopes punters will pull on for the showdown with Rangers at Hampden on March 16th.
Geoghegan said: “Eddie Thompson has shown great bravery and determination throughout his long battle against prostate cancer.
He has brought great pride back to long suffering United supporters, it is time to show the same commitment to Eddie as he has for us.”
The shirts cost just £5, with £2 from every one going to cancer research. They are available from the Tannadice Trading Post outlets at the ground on match days and also from Dundee music store Groucho’s.
Official supporters associations can order in bulk direct from Tayprint on 01382 623111. "