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Ricoh Arena to turn yellow in support of Marie Curie at Wasps v Saints this Sunday

Ricoh Arena to turn yellow in support of Marie Curie at Wasps v Saints this Sunday

The airwaves will be turning yellow as well at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, to help raise awareness and valuable funds for the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, Marie Curie.

BT Sport presenters will join fans in wearing yellow at ‘The Stinger’ match, when third and fourth in the Aviva Premiership go head-to-head, with Wasps taking on Northampton Saints at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, April 3 (kick-off 3pm).

Supporters of both Aviva Premiership clubs are being encouraged to wear yellow in the stands at the Ricoh Arena, on the day which has been dedicated to organising a variety of fundraising activities for Marie Curie.

Players will be wearing yellow T-shirts during the warm-up and there will be a host of family-friendly activities in the Fan Village in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall which will open at noon.

A contribution from each match ticket sold will go to the charity to continue its fantastic work in the community as it provides care and support to people across the UK, including the Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands in Solihull.

David Armstrong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Wasps, said he was delighted that BT Sport, the holder of the exclusive rights to live screening of Aviva Premiership games, was supporting the campaign.

He said: "To have the backing of BT Sport and its presenters in such a visible way will be a really big help in boosting our fundraising activities.

"We hope there will be a sea of yellow from their television commentary box and pitchside studio, through to the stands from both sets of supporters, to really raise the profile of Marie Curie and the fantastic work the charity does on a daily basis.

"The Stinger is always one of our most high-profile games of the season and with both clubs performing really well in the Aviva Premiership and welcoming back their Grand Slam winners and Six Nations internationals, I’m sure the buzz will be transmitted by BT Sport into the homes of viewers watching the game on television."

Tickets for Wasps v Northampton Saints are available from £15 for adults and under-10s go free and are available from www.wasps.co.uk or by ringing 024 7678 6411.

To make a donation to Marie Curie, please visit JustGiving at www.justgiving.com/thestinger

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