THE Times & Speaker has teamed up with Motherwell star James McFadden and bus company First Lanarkshire to offer readers the chance to get their hands on some great memorabilia.
The Fir Park favourite is kindly donating a signed 2010 FIFA World Cup Scotland top, as well as a signed replica Motherwell shirt, for silent auction by bus company employees in a bid to raise funds for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill).
The Motherwell top - new for the 2013/14 season - will be personalised for the winning bidder by James.
Both of our winning bidders will also have the chance to meet James and have their picture taken with the fans’ favourite.
First employees started fundraising for the hospital last year in memory of Cleland youngster Caden Beggan, who sadly passed away after a battle with meningococcal septicaemia aged six.
And after learning of their efforts, Faddy decided to get onboard. He said: “It’s great that First employees are proactive in raising funds for sick children. I’m happy to be involved in the fundraising because it’s such a great cause.”
First contacted the Times & Speaker for help in publicising the silent auction - and we are only too happy to lend our support.
Readers are now invited to bid on the shirts, with each top going to the highest bidder. To bid, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on May 19.
We’ll announce the winners on May 29.
On match days, Motherwell season ticket holders can buy a £3 return First bus ticket on buses anywhere in the Lanarkshire area when they show their season ticket to the bus driver, and one accompanied child can travel totally free.