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Barrow Raiders jersey up for grabs to boost Tonne of Tins appeal

A SHIRT signed by a Barrow rugby team is set to raise cash for the Evening Mail’s Tonne of Tins campaign.

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SIGNED SHIRT Evening Mail health editor Emma Preston models the signed Barrow Raiders home jersey, which the team have donated for the Tonne of Tins campaign LINDSEY DICKINGS REF: 50067332B002

The Barrow Raiders blue and white striped home shirt was snapped up at a charity auction by the Evening Mail. Now the autographed jersey is up for grabs to the highest bidder as our bid to raise money for Barrow Food Bank to help struggling families in Furness, draws ever nearer to its conclusion.

Readers are being invited to bid for the piece of sporting memorabilia and in the process help feed residents and families in Furness.

To bid for the shirt, contact reporter Jonathan Robinson by emailing jonathan.robinson@nwemail.co.uk and stating the amount you are prepared to pay. The deadline for bids is this Friday. The person who pledges the most will win the shirt and help a great course.

Have your say

To Kink of Cumbria... While I agree, anyone who is on benefits who finds the money to smoke and drink should not need to use the foodbank,and certainly shouldn't be using it as a fail safe by spending the money they have on fags and booze because they know the foodbank is there, it's not just benefits claimants using the foodbank. I know people who work, that have not been able to afford to feed their family. Whether it be because a boiler has broken they need to replace in order for their children to be kept warm and with hot water, or some unexpected large bill, or perhaps they are just struggling on minimum wage with alot of mouths to feed..whatever the reason, everyday working families can find themselves in the horrible situation that they cannot give their children a decent meal ...the foodbank helps these people too. It's somewhere that does not discriminate. ..if you're in genuine need you can get help. For me, it's a wonderful thing. For many years I worked and supported myself on a wage that equated to far less than I could have claimed in benefits. I sat by candlelight with half a potato...I didn't spend in luxuries, I didn't smoke or drink, and I was working..but living alone and the bills were just crippling on an apprentice wage. There was no food bank then, but I'm glad there is now for those people that are still in a situation like I was ...or maybe worse, with children to think about aswell. If everyone in this town who ISNT struggling just bought 1 thing extra in their weekly shop and donated it, you could be making a massive different to someone's life, to a child's life.

Posted by staffsupporter on 7 September 2014 at 10:40

If the idea was to raise as much money as possible, would it not have been an idea, to just leave it blank?

Posted by Round the Legs on 3 September 2014 at 18:52

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