West Bromwich midfield star Craig Gardner recently visited Midlands trade supplier, Stax Trade Centres, to present a signed shirt on behalf of the club following a charity raffle.
Organised by Stax Tools section manager Lee Pace, Stax managed to raise a total of £600 for Birmingham Children's Hospital from raffle ticket sales for a chance to win the shirt. Signed by all the West Brom players, Stax Midlands branch manager David Scully was on hand to accept the shirt on behalf over the lucky winner Neil Timmins of Timmins Building Services.
David Scully commented, "As a branch we try to raise funds for many local charities throughout the year, so when Lee said he knew West Brom's kit man and had a signed shirt we were delighted to be able to offer the prize.
"We're only a few miles from The Hawthorns so there's a good amount of local support for the club, which meant the prize went down well with many of our customers, and thankfully we managed to raise £600 for a very worthy local cause."
Winner of the shirt Neil Timmins said, "I'm absolutely delighted to have won the shirt! It's not a prize you can simply buy, so to win a shirt signed by all the squad and to have supported such a local worthy cause is fantastic!"
Stax Trade Centres is one of the UK's leading wholesalers and trade suppliers with branches nationwide, including Oldbury, in the Midlands.