NORTHWICH Victoria is helping a children’s charity continue to grow, by adorning its new kit with its eye-catching logo.

The club, which was taken over by the fans two seasons ago, has launched its new retro away kit for the 2019/20 season with Tiny Steps featured on the sleeve.

Founded by Martin and Laura Clifton, Tiny Steps aims to provide a sensory play area and social café for children living with additional needs in the mid Cheshire area.

Following discussions between Northwich Victoria commercial manager Paul Bazley and Tiny Steps trustee Scott Burstow, the club will now look to spread the charity’s message wherever they go.

Paul said: “When we took over the club we realised that we wanted to align ourselves to charities.

“We made the decision that we wanted to support local causes and for me, a partnership with Tiny Steps was a no brainer.

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“The fundraising events they do are great for the town to enjoy, but the cause is so important as well.

“The club is doing brilliant and growing again, and we have the platform to be able to help take Tiny Steps forward in any way we can.

“We are all really pleased and proud to be associated with Tiny Steps.”

Tiny Steps will also be featured in matchday programmes to make fans aware of what they do, and the partnership will feature on the next home kit.

The red and blue stripes on this year's away kit hark back to the club's original colours in 1874. The Tiny Steps logo – complete with a green heart – features on the right sleeve.

Vics fan Martin, whose three-year-old daughter Connie inspired the charity’s aims, said: “I know Paul from playing football with him years ago, and he wanted to help bring Northwich Victoria and Tiny Steps together.

“It’s all happened really quickly – it’s fantastic.

“It’s not about how much money Vics can raise for us, it’s about getting the name out there. The further afield the charity can get its logo, the better.”

The charity is currently in its first ‘phase’, offering fortnightly stay and play sessions at Lostock Gralam Community Centre and exclusive events for families at play centres across Cheshire.

Eventually, the charity aims to apply for charity grants and government funding to open its own sensory play area and social café for families in Northwich and Winsford.