We will be using our platform ahead of this weekend’s match against Manchester City to join the fight to end child food poverty alongside legendary photographer – and huge City fan – Kevin Cummins.
Kevin has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers who has produced some of the most iconic music images of the last 40 years including the likes of David Bowie, Joy Division, New Order, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and – of course – Oasis.
His pictures captured key moments in the city’s music scene, helping to define the cultural history of the city and now he can add Cheltenham Town’s not-so-world-renowned matchday programme to his extensive portfolio.
We got in touch with him to ask if he would like to help us create a special edition for the FA Cup fourth round tie at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium and he obliged, donating some of his most iconic images of Liam and Noel Gallagher to the cause.
So we’ve decided to use one of the famous brothers on the front cover to create a unique version to mark one of the biggest occasions in our history. What’s more we are going to split all the profits 50/50 with FareShare, the UK's largest charity fighting hunger and food waste.
"Photographing Oasis was a dream for me as a Manchester City fan," Kevin told us.
"It was an opportunity to get my club into music magazines worldwide. (We were a very different proposition back in ‘94 to the club who will be turning up at the Jonny Rocks Stadium).
"I’m delighted to work with The Robins to support FareShare, and I hope you enjoy this very different match programme cover for a very different match in the history of both clubs."
We hope football fans in Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester and across the world will show their support for not only us but the fight to #EndChildFoodPoverty.
To all Programme Collectors & #ManCity fans. I've worked with @CTFCofficial to help produce a special programme for the first ever meeting of our clubs this coming weekend. 50% of the proceeds go to @FareShareUK in the fight against hunger & child poverty https://t.co/Fyoe4xQHhc— Kevin Cummins (@KCMANC) January 18, 2021
Two in five children in the UK living under the poverty line (1.3 million) are not eligible for Free School Meals and 2.3 million children experienced food insecurity between March and August 2020. The campaign has hit the headlines after the high-profile work by England international Marcus Rashford, who has been an ambassador of FareShare since March 2020.
- The special print edition of the matchday programme is available to pre-order in our online shop, priced £5 with 50% of the proceeds going directly to FareShare. Please note that this edition will not be dispatched until Friday at the earliest. P&P is £3 if required.
- A digital version will be sent to all supporters buying a digital ticket, as well as a teamsheet and ticket from the game