Barbara Davidson has been in touch again to inform me that the Football Aid Auction has kicked off, with over five positions at Loftus Road, ranging from defenders to midfielders, going under the hammer. The auction closes at various intervals throughout February depending on the position, Unfortunately we have just missed the first one. Barbara sent me the following Press Release:-
It’s that time of year again, the weather is colder, money is minimal and the New Year’s resolutions are already redundant. But fear not, Football Aid are here to brighten those Winter Blues with the return of the spectacular annual event, the unique and fantastic Football Aid Auction !
Together with the support of Queen’s Park Rangers, Football Aid are looking to raise even more money for a variety of charitable causes, as the launch of the fiercely competitive Football Aid auction gets underway . Imagine the pride in seeing your shirt hanging up in the changing room, the thrill of running through the tunnel and the adrenaline of playing on the pitch that your heroes have graced before you.
A host of club legends including Danny Maddix, Clive Wilson and Gary Waddock have all supported Football Aid in previous years, either managing or playing alongside Super Hoops fans as they graced the hallowed turf. The 2009 Football Aid Auction at: www.footballaid.com is already shaping up to be extremely exciting with the new ‘Maximum Bid’ and ‘Buy Now’ options already proving very popular with bidders. Bidding positions will continue to close at regular intervals throughout the bidding period with the first position closing on the 3rd February and the last available positions closing on the 4th March.
With bidding starting from only ¬£170, there really is no better time to grab yourself the ultimate bargain. So if you are fantastic up-front like Dexter Blackstock, or a midfield magician like Martin Rowlands, there are positions to suit every player wishing to take part in this event at Loftus Road. All funds raised from the events are distributed through Football Aid’s parent charity, Field of Dreams, and split between diabetes research programmes and charities nominated by participating clubs. Football Aid has so far awarded over ¬£1.3m to charitable causes since the company was set up in 2000 and has enabled nearly 10,000 football fans to pull on their favourite club’s colours and grace the hallowed turf of the club they support.