Friday, April 11, 2008

Signed, sealed and delivered - to one lucky bidder

Fancy getting your mitts on a signed Newcastle shirt and feeling good about doing your bit for a worthy charity at the same time?

OK, over to Simon Twining to explain how...

"I have a current squad signed NUFC shirt, which I'm putting up for a 'reverse bid' auction for charity. There's a £2.50 entry fee (per bid - so if you donate a tenner, you can bid four times). The person with the lowest unique bid wins the shirt. This is the same shirt that retailed in the club shop in Eldon Square for £350, and comes with a certificate of authenticity from the club. The frame alone is worth £100, and stands 1.15m tall and is signed by the current squad.

The charity is for Multiple Sclerosis care - the Merlin Project (registered charity number 1093691). They are a joy to work with, as they are always so genuinely and personally grateful for any funding through events such as this.

The auction is now up, and closes on Sunday May 4, so people have four weeks to put their bids in. With each donation of £2.50 or more, as long as they've given a valid email address, they get an acknowledgement email with instructions on how to bid.

The page is all set up and running here.

If anyone, including your site members, have any questions, I'm happy for them to contact me direct at this e-mail

Yes, Simon's a Spurs fan, but don't hold that against him - don't we owe it to him to treat him kindly after his side virtually gifted us Premier League survival down at the Lane? And, in any case, aren't you desperate to see if ASBO's "signature" really is just a cross?


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