A handful of former Liverpool football players have joined in and offered their support to the Twitter auction launched to help raise funds for the Owen McVeigh Foundation.
Up for grabs are a round of golf with Robbie Fowler and Jason McAteer, dinner with Jamie Carragher and Alan Kennedy as well as a bunch of merchandise including signed shirts from Andy Robertson and Roberto Firmino. There are also signed framed prints designed by @EntireDesign_ of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Virgil Van Dijk.
Everton Football club have also offered a sign Gylfi Sigurdsson shirt and Phil Jagielka worn match day boots so if you know any Blues who would be interested in buying these pieces of memorabilia with all the money going to charity then let them know.
The auction has been set up by Reds fan Sarah Dodd (@goobervision), she has teamed up with @LFCStanleyHouse to raise awareness of the Owen McVeigh foundation. She said ‘Myself and @LFCStanleyHouse decided to help when we had the opportunity to attend Melwood. Both of us have had family members affected by leukaemia and felt that we wanted to help out.’
The foundation was set up by Mark McVeigh after his 11-year-old son Owen passed away in 2015 shortly after he was diagnosed with Leukaemia. The foundation aims to offer children suffering with cancer money can’t buy experiences with their family and friends.
‘We contacted Mark, Owen’s dad, explaining we were going to get some shirts signed by the first team and telling him we had an idea to auction them to our Twitter followers and we asked his permission’.
Their mission is to raise £110,000 so they can purchase a lodge in the Lake District to offer a place for sick children and their families to go so they can get some much needed respite. ‘We’ve got a target of 60k so we’ve got 50k to go and we are hoping with the amazing money can’t buy experiences we are offering this month and will continue to offer in coming months that we will smash that’.
Head over to the Twitter pages @goobervision and @LFCStanleyHouse to see the items I have mentioned above and more. Bids will be accepted until 9pm on Monday 23rd April with all bids being sent via direct message to @goobervision stating the lot number and maximum bid. You can also make a small donation to the Owen McVeigh foundation via their website.
Article by Lauren Black – @LaurenBlack9
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