Charity receives boost after shirt auction

Published on: 24 Feb 2017


A CHARITY which helps underprivileged children has been given a boost thanks to a signed Bristol Rovers shirt.

The blue and white top, from 2007, was raffled at the Kingswood branch of Swinton Insurance in aid of Variety.

Manager and Emersons Green resident Andy Hunt has been supporting a campaign to buy a mini-bus to take disabled and underprivileged children on day tripsa.

Many of the charity's fundraisers live in Downend, including Variety Ambassador Dave Hook and his wife Tracy.

Andy said: "The amount raised was only £156 but every little helps. The winner was a Swinton customer, Mrs Hudson from Redfield, who gave the shirt to her son as a present. He was over the moon with it." 

Since April last year Swinton Kingswood has raised a total of £1,702 to help Variety.

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