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10 December 2013

Town stopper helps out West Suffolk Hospital's Christmas fundraiser

Fancy a goalkeeping masterclass with Town ‘keeper Scott Loach?

Or how about watching the Blues in style via an executive box or guest of popular ex-player Simon Milton in the directors’ box?

These are among the fantastic Town-related prizes going under the hammer for a special Christmas online auction to raise money for West Suffolk Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.

The auction, which runs until 10pm this Sunday 15th December, has been backed by Blues stopper Loach who has offered an amazing and rare chance to get top-class training from a professional footballer. Scott has agreed to undertake a goalkeeping masterclass with a youth keeper, either at a club or school (both Under-18s or younger), anywhere in Suffolk.

Elsewhere in the auction, you can watch Town in either an executive box for six people or next to Milton in the directors’ box– after enjoying a tour of Portman Road.

Bury St Edmunds boy, Ed Upson, has also given his support to the fundraiser with a signed photo of him celebrating his match-winning role in Town’s FA Youth Cup success, as well as a signed Yeovil shirt.

You can also enjoy a media experience at the Club, sitting in on Mick McCarthy’s pre-match press conference and then watching the subsequent match in the press box.

Auction items, both sporting and lifestyle, have been donated from a host of well-known businesses and individuals across Suffolk and beyond.

Dave Gooderham, Fundraising Manager for West Suffolk Hospital Charity, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support we’ve received for the auction, and would like to thank everyone who has generously donated these fantastic prizes.

“Our neonatal unit holds a special place in many people’s hearts. We hope as many people as possible will show their support for its incredible work by bidding for one of these unique lots and helping us raise important charity funds this Christmas.” 

To bid or find out more about the 30-plus auction items, visit.

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