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Grant's Emirates FA Cup Shirt Is Available In Auction

9 December 2020

The forward who scored and provided an assist wearing the Remembrance shirt has now donated it to a worthwhile cause after gifting it to Broughton House.

Worn in the Emirates FA Cup First Round fixture last month against Hampton & Richmond Borough, Bobby Grant, who was influential in the victory, is having his shirt auctioned to help raise funds for Broughton House Veteran Care Village, the North West home for ex-servicemen and women.

With the help of Oldham Athletic Community Trust, bids can be submitted direct via email to auction@broughtonhouse.com. 

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 Broughton House's social media platforms and the leading bidder will be notified by email.

Broughton House in Salford is currently undergoing a £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.

The next stage of the scheme has begun and will feature 32 residential care and residential dementia care beds and six independent living apartments alongside the Armed Forces Support Hub.

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

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Laura Carr, the Community & Events Fundraiser at Broughton House, said: "We are extremely grateful to Oldham Athletic 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 Latics 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."

Whilst the player himself was only too happy to help such a worthwhile cause, he said: "When I got asked if my shirt could be used for a charity auction I said yes straight away.

"Since I've arrived at Oldham, like at other clubs I've been at, I've always wanted to do my bit for the community and get involved with a number of projects. It's a small gesture that will hopefully have a big impact."

The distribution of the shirt will be managed appropriately and handled in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

For further information on the auction, visit
https://www.broughtonhouse.com/the-great-auction/


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