SWINDON Town have revealed a third kit for the 2019/20 season, which features the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation as its lead sponsor.

Founded by former Town player Stephen Darby and ex-serviceman Chris Rimmer, the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation is seeking to raise money to help fight motor neurone disease

Darby was diagnosed with the disease last year hope and used a pre-season friendly hosted by another of his former clubs, Bradford City, to help launch the foundation.

Town now hope that by offering the front-of-shirt sponsorship for their third kit to the foundation, they can fully support the charity as well as raise awareness and funds.

A striking purple shirt has been provided by kit sponsors PUMA for the kit and Town’s main sponsor, Imagine Cruising, have sacrificed their option to have the lead shirt sponsorship.

Instead, Imagine Cruising’s logo will sit on the back of the shirt.

The third kit will not go on sale but all match-worn shirts will be auctioned off at the end of the season, with all proceeds going to the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation.

Town CEO Steve Anderson said: “As a club, we are proud to support the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation by featuring them on our third kit.

“We hope that this gesture goes a long way to support the charity and to help raise awareness of the fantastic work that both Stephen and Chris are doing for motor neurone disease awareness across the UK.”

Club chairman Lee Power added: “I’d like to thank Imagine Cruising for allowing this important charity to go on the front of the third kit.

“Bradford City is a club very close to my heart and were very supportive of me during my time there as a player and their support of Stephen has been exceptional.

“I felt that it would be wrong of our club not to take up the opportunity to help such a worthy cause too.”

Darby said: “I can’t thank everyone associated with Swindon Town enough for their support of the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation.

“To have the Foundation logo on the third kit is fantastic in helping us raise awareness of the charity and are objectives to support sufferers of motor neurone disease, research the illness and work towards our main goal of finding a cure for the disease.

“The support from Swindon Town will allow us to grow the foundation and keep pushing forward in our fight against MND.”

Martin Palmer, marketing manager for Imagine Cruising, said: “Charity is at the heart of everything we do at Imagine Cruising, so we have decided to donate our front of shirt advertising space on a new third Swindon Town kit to the Darby-Rimmer MND Foundation charity for a number of games this season.

“This is in addition to our pledge to support Swindon Town with their initiative to raise £8,500 to fund the training, medical equipment and uniform for critical care paramedic Keith Mills at the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, and further strengthens the relationship between us and Swindon Town.

“Imagine Cruising are also proud supporters of the Prospect Hospice and Julia’s House in the local area.”