Setting sights on helping hospice

Ian Moss (front)  is joined by (l-r) Graham Bruce, Julie Finlay and Stephen McFarlane to show off just a few of the items of Motherwell memoriablia being auctioned off.
Ian Moss (front) is joined by (l-r) Graham Bruce, Julie Finlay and Stephen McFarlane to show off just a few of the items of Motherwell memoriablia being auctioned off.
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Specsavers in Motherwell has its sights set on finding the town’s most dedicated Motherwell FC fan to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice.

Store director Ian Moss is auctioning off a collection of ’Well training kits signed by several previous managers Stuart McCall, Craig Brown, Mark McGhee, Terry Butcher, as well as referee Brian Winter,.

The store’s been a long-standing sponsor of the ‘Manager’s Comment’ section in the matchday programme and Ian has collected the items over a number of the years.

The kit would be a fantastic addition to any fan’s collection and Ian feels the time is right for it to go to the Steelmen’s biggest supporter while raising money for charity.

Ian said: ‘These training kits are collectors’ items and will mean a lot to fans of the club.

“I’ve been very privileged to have them in my collection, but I feel the time is right for them to be passed on.

‘We’re keen for them to go to a dedicated fan and feel that the money should go to a local charity that does some fantastic work within the community.”

To get your hands on the haul, simply submit a sealed, secret bid to the store in an envelope on the special bidding form (available in store) by December 31.

The collection comprises signed training tops from McGhee, Brown, Butcher and McCall, training jackets signed by Butcher and McCall, an unsigned Butcher training top and a signed Winter referee top.

Motherwell caretaker manager Kenny Black said: “St Andrew’s Hospice is essential, we all know someone who’s been treated there.  

“It takes a lot of fundraising to keep the hospice running on a week to week basis.

“We’re delighted to see this kit being used to help raise funds and hope Ian and the staff at Specsavers raise a lot of money for this worthwhile cause.”