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Oxford United players support Charlotte Nott with shirt

Charlotte Nott with Oxford United players
Image caption The club has also been working with computer games charity SpecialEffect

Oxford United players have worn special shirts in their game against Rotherham in support of a four-year-old girl who lost all her limbs to meningitis.

The team's shirts bore the slogan "United 4 Charlotte" in honour of Charlotte Nott who was almost killed by the disease in December 2010.

Her father, Alex Nott, said the club would go to the "ends of the world" to help people in the community.

He added: "There's not many clubs that would do something like this."

Charlotte was treated at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital for the illness but her condition worsened and she developed septicaemia. Both her arms and legs needed to be amputated.

A club spokesman said: "This is a very special shirt for a very special cause."

Oxford United has also been working with SpecialEffect, a charity which helps adapt computer games for disabled children.

The shirts also bear the SpecialEffect logos and will be worn for just one game and then auctioned off to fans.

Half of the money raised will go to the games charity and half will be given to the Charlotte Fund.

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