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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Signed HFC Shirt and Signed Football for Auction for Charity


Signed HFC Shirt and Signed Football for Auction for Charity

From Ellen Watkins – Ticket Office Volunteer at Hereford FC:

On 11 September 2016 my only nephew was taken seriously ill. He fell into a coma within the space of two hours with complete muscle and organ failure and was not expected to survive. My sister and brother-in-law were told to expect the worst. They sat by his bedside in Nevill Hall Intensive Care unit for six long days not daring to leave in case he slipped away. He had contracted Rhabdomyolosis, an extremely rare condition usually affecting earthquake victims. After six days in a coma it was decided to bring him round. He was extremely weak and had suffered massive weigh loss. His muscles and organs were all damaged but, fortunately, there was no brain damage. After a further period of time in the Intensive Care unit he was eventually discharged home and is now working had to regain his strength. He is having therapy to help him walk again as his feet don’t work properly anymore. But the main thing is that he is alive.

The family organised a fundraiser at the end of October to raise funds for the Nevill Hall Intensive Care Unit to thank them for the care and support they gave to Rhys and the family over that dreadful period of time. Hereford FC kindly donated a signed shirt (signed by the squad during the week of 24th October) for the auction. I decided to buy the shirt and to auction it on ebay to raise even more funds for this amazing cause.

I had also bought one of the signed football which was presented to me on 9 July. My intention was always to sell it to raise money for charity, little did I know that it would be for a cause that was to become so close to my heart! Once again, I put this in the auction at the end of October but bought it back so that I could ebay it and raise even more funds. So – please check out the items on ebay and bid up. This is such a worthy cause and I know that many of you may also have had the misfortune to have had to use the Intensive Care services in the past.

I can also confirm that the legend that is - Rob Purdie- has agreed to present the shirt and the ball to the winning bidder at a match or at another time to suit the winning bidder.

Thank you so much – happy bidding!