Soccer school nets hundreds thanks to a football shirt raffle

Arsenal shirt winner Jack Edgley

Arsenal shirt winner Jack Edgley - Credit: Archant

A football shirt raffle has netted more than £700 for local young soccer players whose kit was destroyed in a fire.

Harriet pulls the winning ticket for the Arsenal shirt

Harriet pulls the winning ticket for the Arsenal shirt - Credit: Archant

The prize, donated by a local Arsenal fan, raised money for the March Soccer School, whose shed of kit at Westwood Junior school, was destroyed by arsonists.

Raffle tickets for the Dennis Bergkamp shirt brought in £359 which was doubled by Marstons Brewery taking the total to £718.

The winning ticket number 250 was drawn by Harriet Young on Easter Monday at the Men of March pub with the shirt’s proud new owner Jack Edgley.

The second place meal for two was won by Terry Hunt

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Men of March regular Stuart Toman said he was pleased with the fund raising total.

The lucky winner is now proud owner of the 2004 Gunners shirt which comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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It is signed and framed and is the perfect homage to the Dutch striker who played for Arsenal between 1995 and 2006.

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