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Signed Preston North End poppy shirt set to raise funds for veterans

Posted on - 14th December, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Preston North End, Sport
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A poppy shirt signed by the Preston North End squad is being auctioned to raise funds for Broughton House Veteran Care Village, the north west home for ex-servicemen and women.

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The shirt bears midfielder Jack Baxter’s squad number (30), and bids can be submitted via email.

The deadline is 12.30pm on Thursday 17 December, and there is no limit to the number of bids a person can make.

Details of the bids will be shared regularly across social media platforms, and the leading bidder will be notified by email.

Along with the PNE shirt, signed items from eleven north west clubs are up for grabs, including commemorative poppy shirts.

Funds from the auction will help fund Broughton House in Salford’s £13m transformation to create the UK’s first Veteran Care Village.

The first stage of the redevelopment was completed in September when veterans moved into a new three-storey building which has 32 residential and nursing care beds over two floors.

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Broughton House is seeking to raise a further £1.4m to complete the next stage of the project.

Community and events fundraiser at Broughton House, Laura Carr, said: “We are extremely grateful to Preston North End for donating the shirt for auction. It will help raise much-needed funds as we transition into the UK’s first Veteran Care Village.

“To have the club’s support is fantastic. Our veterans really appreciate it, and we hope fans far and wide will get involved and take part in our auction.

“All of the funds raised will be crucial in enabling us to continue our work supporting the veteran community, in particular given the challenging circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

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The distribution of the shirt will be handled in line with Covid-19 guidelines.

For more information on the auction, visit the Broughton House website.

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