Just under £1,000 was raised from last week's third kit auction on eBay, with all proceeds going to local charity Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The club auctioned off nine of the exclusive British Steel-themed shirts worn by players at the British Steel Family Day in February. All proceeds will now support British Steel’s Scunthorpe Community Partner Lindsey Lodge Hospice - a critical charity in the heart of the North Lincolnshire community.
In a rare break from their traditional claret and blue, the club stepped out in British Steel’s Cool Navy and Molten Orange colours against Rotherham United on February 10th. Children of British Steel employees took advantage of flag-bearing and mascot opportunities at the event, and volunteers collected more than £550 from fans for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The Iron are pleased to announce that just under £1,000 will be added to that figure, following a successful batch of sales on the club's eBay account.
Chief Executive Officer James Rodwell said: “The football club were delighted to be able to continue our support of local charity Lindsey Lodge by organising the auction of the club's Cool Navy and Molten Orange match-worn shirts, in partnership with our club partners British Steel. We are grateful that our supporters got firmly behind the auction to help raise a significant amount of money for some truly unique pieces of Iron memorabilia, with all the proceeds now going to a fantastic cause.”
Lindsey Lodge Hospice provides free of charge specialist care to people in North Lincolnshire with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement.
All winning bidders have been contacted, with the items now in a signing process ahead of their delivery.