Sports items being auctioned off for good cause

Ballymena Halifax branch customer adviser, Jason McPeake is presented with a football signed by the Manchester United first team squad by Club representative, Dominic. The football is among a number of highly desirable sports merchandise being auctioned off on Saturday to raise funds for Children in Need. Also pictured are - Michael Steinberg, Stephen Bailie and David Steenson who took part in a fundraising football match for the charity at Ballymena Showgrounds on May 24, (Submitted Picture).
Ballymena Halifax branch customer adviser, Jason McPeake is presented with a football signed by the Manchester United first team squad by Club representative, Dominic. The football is among a number of highly desirable sports merchandise being auctioned off on Saturday to raise funds for Children in Need. Also pictured are - Michael Steinberg, Stephen Bailie and David Steenson who took part in a fundraising football match for the charity at Ballymena Showgrounds on May 24, (Submitted Picture).

A football signed by the Manchester United first team is among must-have sports items being auctioned off for a good cause in Ballymena at the weekend.

Being held in the Adair Arms Hotel on Saturday at 8pm, with kind permission of the management, the fundraiser for Children In Need will see a host of sports related items go under the hammer including a personalised shirt signed by Wayne Rooney, a signed Rangers’ football, signed Celtic photos, a pennant signed by ‘Spurs and a signed Mark Allen snooker cue.

Admission is free to the evening, which will also feature a raffle for over 30 great prizes.

It’s being organised by Jason McPeake, a customer advisor with Ballymena Halifax, in tandem with a charity football match at the Showgrounds’ 3G pitch the previous weekend from which proceeds are also going to ‘Children in Need’.

Each year, the building society encourages staff to fundraise for their chosen charity and rising to that call, Jason gathered an enthusiastic bunch of amateur players to join in a sponsored 11-a-side game of football and decided to follow that up with an auction of donated items of sports memorabilia.

Jason has thanked everyone who provided sponsorship, made donations or other support for the auction or the match, which saw the Pudsey Allstars beat Pudsey Athletic 9-2.