Rank Group has ‘gifted’ its sponsorship of League One football team Ipswich Town FC to Carers Trust, with the charity’s logo due to feature prominently on the team’s home kit for the 2020-21 season.
The team’s shirt currently features the logo of Rank online casino subsidiary, Magical Vegas. The sponsorship was donated to raise awareness of the organisation which supports unpaid carers in the UK.
Rank chief executive John O’Reilly said: “We’re proud of our partnership with Carers Trust and we’re continually looking at ways in which we can further support the charity. We’re delighted that this sponsorship will shine a much needed spotlight on the fantastic work Carers Trust do in supporting unpaid carers across the UK.”
Carers Trust’s CEO, Gareth Howells, said: “We are thrilled to see unpaid carers recognised with the Carers Trust logo featured on such a special commemorative shirt. On behalf of all the unpaid carers we work with, I’d like to wish Ipswich Town every success for the new season.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of betting and gaming companies have shown their support for causes such as the NHS through sponsorships, competitions and charitable donations.
In April, the team behind Bookee launched an app called Swipe which has been running free-to-play contests, and committed to matching any winners with a donation to the NHS.
Meanwhile Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members raised £250,000 for Cancer and Covid-19 charities after agreeing to donate all win and each-way profits from Royal Ascot’s Britannia Stakes.