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Shred auction gives BHF £5,000 boost

5 May 2015

​The auctioning of match-worn shirts in memory of Blades fan David "Shred" Spencer has raised more than £5,000 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Following the Blades' league game against Port Vale, where fans saw next season's new strip for the first time, the players' shirts were put up for auction on eBay. The unique shirts featured embroidery with the date of the game, name of opponent and BHF logo just above the Club badge.

The fundraising initiative raised £5,500 in total with all proceeds going to the BHF, the charity that Shred's family support.

Prior to kick-off at the last home league game against Chesterfield, a cheque was presented on behalf of the Club to Carl Jones of the BHF by Co-Chairman Kevin McCabe, Operations Director Dave McCarthy and Training and Development Manager Sue Beeley.

Dave McCarthy said: "We were amazed with the response to the auction from Blades fans.

"The match-worn shirts are truly unique and the bidding on them was very competitive. We are delighted that their sale has raised more than £5,000 for a cause that is very close to the Club's heart."

Photo caption (L-R): Sue Beeley, Sheffield United Training and Development Manager, Kevin McCabe, Sheffield United Co-Chairman, Carl Jones of the BHF, and Sheffield United Operations Director Dave McCarthy.

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