Last night our online auction of match worn shirts drew to a close with supporters vying for a piece of Cheltenham Town history.
It saw a flurry of late bidding which took the total raised through AMS Auctions alone to almost £2,800.
Harry Pell’s shirt topped the lot, going for a staggering £503 with all but two of the blue jerseys going for more than £100.
The money raised last night will be added to the proceeds of the bucket collection and auctions at the ground immediately after the match on December 9.
In the end, going blue for Crewe raised £5,145.33 for the British Lung Foundation.
It was an initiative by the fans to put on a show of togetherness with Vicky Veness and Ian Hutton, while raising funds and awareness for the UK’s only charity that looks after the nation’s lungs.
With the event gaining local and national attention in the media, including an appearance on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM, we achieved everything we set out to do.
A shirt signed by studio guests Tyson Fury, Danny Dyer and Jimmy Bullard in itself fetched £152.
We have invited the charity back to the LCI Rail Stadium in the next few weeks so that the supporters can hand over the big cheque at half-time. We’ll release the details of that as soon as we have it.
And the best news of the lot is that Vicky recently received some fantastic news, reporting she was in remission after treatment.
Thank you to every single volunteer, supporter, player and member of staff at the club for their contribution. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Won a shirt?
Winning bidders will need to collect their shirts from AMS Auctions, based in Leckhampton from tomorrow.
Full details of how to get there as well as contact details can be found on their website here.
If you have any questions at all for the Trust, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How £5,145.33 was raised:
Online auction: £2,783
- Harry Pell £503
- Carl Winchester £220
- Dan O’Shaughnessy £214
- Kyle Storer £198
- George Lloyd £162
- Mo Eisa £156
- Soccer AM shirt £152
- Joe Morrell £152
- Jerrell Sellars £152
- Freddie Hinds £142
- Kevin Dawson £132
- Nigel Atangana £132
- Will Boyle £104
- Taylor Moore £98
- Matt Bower £84
- Blank shirts £130
Bucket collection: £1,304.32
- Including Peter Matthews BBC commentary match fee
Main bar auction with writer and broadcaster Tom Watt: £300
- Danny Wright’s shirt £80 (voted for by the fans in online poll)
- Neil Grayson shirt £30 (returned by winning bidder for online auction)
- Carabao Cup Final tickets £100 (supplied by the EFL)
- EFL official Mitre match ball £90 (supplied by the EFL)
Hospitality auction £190
Text to donate: £230
Suggested donations in club shop: £338.01