Iron fans have a rare opportunity to bid for a piece of Scunthorpe United Football Club history while raising money for a critical charity in the heart of the North Lincolnshire community.
The club will be auctioning off the exclusive British Steel-themed shirts worn by players at the British Steel Family Day in February. All proceeds will support British Steel’s Scunthorpe Community Partner Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The auction will start on 13 April from 6.30pm and can be accessed at www.ebay.co.uk/usr/sufcofficial.
British Steel Deputy CEO Paul Martin said: “The limited edition kit was exclusively designed to reflect our strong British Steel identity and we’re proud to say it will now be sold to the highest bidders to support a cause close to the hearts of many of our Scunthorpe employees.
“This is a great opportunity for Iron fans to pick up an exclusive piece of club history for a really worthwhile cause.”
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.
Chief Executive Officer James Rodwell said: “The football club are delighted to be able to continue our support of local charity Lindsey Lodge by organising the auction of the clubs Cool Navy and Molten Orange, match worn shirts, in partnership with our club partners British Steel. We hope our supporters will get behind the auction to help raise a significant amount of money for some truly unique pieces of Iron memorabilia, with all the proceeds 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.