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, 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 magazine to his extensive portfolio.
We got in touch with him to ask if he would like to help us with a special edition of our matchday programme 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.
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
So we’ve decided to use one of the famous brothers on the front cover to create a unique version of the club’s programme 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,” he said.
“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, Manchester and across the world will show their support for not only us but the fight to #EndChildFoodPoverty.
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.
(Physical programmes will available for collection from Monday 25th January)