Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

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Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Wed May 10, 2017 12:00 am

SHIRT WILL NOW BE PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED

Fellow KUMBers, those of you who know me in person will be fully aware of the various fund raising efforts that I have undertaken this past year to support my 4 year old niece who in her young little life has already been through more than most of you and your families will hopefully ever have to go through. This includes a full heart transplant and two brain operations.

So now I turn to the hugely generous KUMB community in an attempt to raise not just funds, but also awareness of the importance of organ donation.

First up... the bit you clicked on the topic link for right... the signed shirt...Here it is...!

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I have, up for auction to the KUMB community only, one squad signed white away shirt...!

SHIRT WILL NOW BE PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED


This shirt was signed by the full squad who made the trip out to Dubai this winter and was gifted to me by my good friends in the Dubai Hammers with a little bit of help from our very own UTJ who made it possible via Max Fitzgerald at the club. I really can't thank all of them enough for the gesture!

I am kicking off the auction right here, right now with my own bid of 50 quid and the mods have agreed to let it run for just over a week, ending at the exact same time that our season ends with a full time whistle up at Burnley.

Please reply below with your bids and please only bid if you are serious.

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For those keen to know why the shirt is up for auction, here is a little info on my niece, Rosie and her struggle to date...

Rosie was a perfectly happy and able little girl up until the age of two when she began getting ill and was eventually diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. At three she suffered a cardiac arrest, was placed on the urgent transplant list on Christmas Eve 2015 and in a February 2016 was fitted with a mechanical heart at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The mechanical heart resulted in Rosie having two brain bleeds, both requiring emergency craniotomies, then multiple strokes.
Thanks to a wonderful, selfless, courageous family, Rosie received a heart transplant in summer 2016. The surgeon said it was a 'perfect transplant operation' and Rosie recovered fantastically well.
Sadly the multiple strokes have left Rosie with bilateral Dystonia movement disorder and she was admitted to The Children's Trust, Tadworth for four months of intensive neuro rehabilitation.

Rosie has made good progress but is still unable to sit or stand unaided, to eat or to communicate.
At The Children's Trust, Rosie has received at least three hours of intensive therapy each day and access to some amazing equipment to help her rehabilitation. At home, the local authority can only offer one joint physio and occupational therapy session per month.
We want Rosie to continue to improve so are going to do all we can to privately fund additional therapy and specialist equipment.

We are incredibly grateful for any help in getting Rosie as good as she can be to enable her to enjoy every precious day that the gift of a new heart has given her.

We urge all families to consider signing up to become organ donors, it is certainly not a conversation we ever wanted to have but I can assure you that if you or your child needs an organ, you won't think twice about accepting one. So please, please, please consider donating them also.

Register to be an organ donor here... https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

For those of you interested in following Rosie's journey from the very start, visit her website... http://www.RegisterForRosie.com

And for those of you not able to wade in with the inevitable big hitters bidding on the shirt but still keen to help out in some way, Rosie has her own funding page here... https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/RosieDay1

One final note, we are also holding a football fun day at Hornchurch Stadium on 20th May where fans of WHU will take on fans of Spurs, Arsenal and Hornchurch in a 'friendly' competition. Anyone in the area is welcome to come along, throw some money in a bucket and support the WHU fans team!

(NB. if anyone can supply a full set of sky blue WHU away shirts just for the day I would be massively grateful for that too!)

Over to you KUMB... I know you won't let me down!

Sutts x
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby Iron George on Wed May 10, 2017 7:13 am

Great post and a great cause.

I'll go £200 to get the ball rolling.
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sanchoz on Wed May 10, 2017 8:33 am

£225
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Wed May 10, 2017 10:28 am

Great start, thanks lads! :scarfer:
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby Hammer1972 on Wed May 10, 2017 10:42 am

£250.

I've no doubt it'll get overtaken very shortly but happy to help push the bid up. Good luck!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Wed May 10, 2017 2:44 pm

Nice one 72!

Sitting with you!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby jimmy666 on Wed May 10, 2017 3:37 pm

Unlikely to win with this bid, but worth a gamble :D

£300

Now, if they would just send the signed football we won at the community fun day, i could have a full set of signed things to go with the Downing shirt i won off of a previous KUMB auction!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Wed May 10, 2017 3:41 pm

Wow, great bid Jim... I can assure you this one will be sent out by myself in person the following day, recorded delivery!

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Postby sutts07 on Fri May 12, 2017 2:06 pm

Thought I would give this a little Friday pm bump... Thanks to all those already in with a bid!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby since86 on Fri May 12, 2017 3:07 pm

My heart goes out to you and your family Sutts. I followed the link to Rosie's website to read what is an amazing story of courage and resilience.

As a father who has a young son with a serious neurological condition I know the stress that families go through as they deal with a sick child, and also of the bravery that kids show, but to read about how strong Rosie has been, all of her battles...incredible.

I bid £400.
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Sat May 13, 2017 9:13 am

Thanks for your bid 86, but more importantly those kind words. Hope your son is making progress.
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby debaser_74 on Sat May 13, 2017 10:10 am

Jesus, only just read this thread and it strikes a chord to say the least. I was going to treat myself to a new guitar but I know all too well how much KUMB auctions mean to the fundraisers..

£425

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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Mon May 15, 2017 3:01 pm

Less than a week to go on this now, some amazing messages and bids so far, can't thank you all enough.
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Fri May 19, 2017 1:35 pm

Bumping this for one last push as we move toward the deadline...

I have been in contact with a printer who also does shirt framing and he has agreed to professionally frame this up for us too... Hope that adds to the value for any potential bidders!

SHIRT WILL NOW BE PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED


If you can't splash out the kind of money already very generously put down on here then please just take the time to read the original post and click through the links to read more about my amazing niece and her journey so far.

We are having a football fun day tomorrow over at Hornchurch stadium fo ranyone at a lose end and worried they might have to go shopping. Come along, grab a hog roast roll, cheer on a West Ham fan XI against Spurs and Arsenal and throw some money in a bucket for us.

Thanks again for all the support, KUMB certainly have not let me down!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby somerset-hammer on Fri May 19, 2017 2:02 pm

A great cause, just donated.

Good luck Rosie,

All the best to you and your family Sutts
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Postby sutts07 on Fri May 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Thanks Somerset, very kind of you indeed!
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sutts07 on Mon May 22, 2017 9:49 am

An amazingly generous donation of £425 by debaser_74 won the shirt!

I will be in touch via PM mate. Thank you so much.

The charity football day at Hornchurch stadium went very well on Saturday, thanks if any of you popped along to watch. Our very own Ironworks side finished a credible 2nd place over the day but more importantly we smashed fund raising targets and expectations.

For anyone touched by Rosie's story and battle to date and still keen to donate, you can visit her funding page here... https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/RosieDay1 or visit her website here http://www.registerforrosie.com

Thanks for all the lovely PM messages of support that have been sent. I will reply to you all.
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby sanchoz on Mon May 22, 2017 10:08 am

Well done debaser_74 and to Sutts and everyone involved with raising funds for this very good cause
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Re: Signed Away Shirt Auction #RegisterForRosie

Postby since86 on Mon May 22, 2017 11:47 am

Great to hear that the fundraising is going well!

Just donated on the JustGiving page, hope other KUMBers can do the same.

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Postby debaser_74 on Mon May 22, 2017 9:23 pm

Fantastic, when we ran our own auction on here I had just had time off for Willow's stay in hospital so was unable to bid for any of the shirts - now I'll be able to put this up on her bedroom wall... And justify the donation to the Mrs :oops:

Best wishes to you and yours Suits, I'll check my pm and be in touch.
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