A full set of Super League fixtures will take place at St James’ Park on the 19th – 20th May for Magic Weekend. Saints will play Widnes Vikings and will be supporting a worthwhile cause to raise funds and awareness for autism.
Saints recently launched the unique kit which will be worn for the clash. The shirt has been created in association with the St Helens Autism Support Charity (SAS).
The bold multi-coloured design features a jigsaw pattern, a key symbol used by the autism society. With a slight colour alteration, the Totally Wicked logo remains on the sleeve, along with the logos of Saints’ other partners.
The past two annual Magic Weekend shirts and fund-raising activities have seen Saints raise almost £20,000. These funds help to improve the lives of those living with autism and Saints have helped to change the life of one person in particular.
St Helens fan Josh Taylor, has helped St Helens with the launch of this year’s Magic Weekend shirt. Josh is on the autism spectrum and he has been undertaking work experience with Saints over recent months. Josh’s father, Ade has shown his gratitude.
“Thank you so much for giving Josh yet another amazing opportunity. We are completely overwhelmed by the way he has been welcomed in to the club and we really can’t thank you all enough.
“To say Josh has grown in stature since he first came to the club is an understatement. He now has a real purpose and feels a valued member of the team. The inclusion that has been demonstrated is second to none and, from a parent’s point of view, we know he is in a safe and encouraging environment.”
Saints have agreed to donate 10% of the net retail profit from each shirt to raise vital funds for the local group. The SAS crest will also sit on the shirt to raise awareness for this local charity.
St Helens currently sit at the top of the Betfred Super League and it’s great to see them doing their bit off the pitch as well. Totally Wicked is proud to support both St Helens and the wider St Helens Community.