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Swansea shirts up for grabs

Filed: Tuesday, 4th February 2014
By: Staff Writer

The shirts of nine West Ham players who featured in last weekend's 2-0 win over Swansea have gone up for auction to raise funds for a children's charity.

KUMB.com member Iain Page almost lost his baby daughter Willow when she suffered a stroke and three heart attacks last year. He and wife Denise were warned that should she survive, she would face being left brain damaged as a result. However following months of hospital care, little Willow has made an amazing, unexpected recovery and is now a healthy one-year-old.

Caring for Willow has meant that Iain and Denise have had very little time for themselves or the rest of the family, which is where West Ham captain Kevin Nolan stepped in. Having been made aware of the family's plight previously, the skipper arranged for the couple to be guests of honour at last weekend's clash with Swansea - the first time they'd had a day out together since Willow was taken ill.

And immediately following the game, Nolan kindly delivered nine match-worn shirts from the match to be auctioned for Heartlink Children's Charity, which is seeking to raise 40,000 in order to purchase a new ECMO machine - the same as that which saved Willow's life.

Bidding for the nine shirts - belonging to Adrian, Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Matt Jarvis, George McCartney, Kevin Nolan, Mark Noble, Matt Taylor and James Tomkins - began on the KUMB Forum this morning. To place a bid for any of the above worn shirts, simply reply to the thread stating your bid; please note that only registered KUMB.com members may bid.

* You may read more about Willow's story in the following KUMB Forum thread.

For Willow: Current Highest Bids

Adrian - 250
Andy Carroll - 300
Stuart Downing - 250
Matt Jarvis - 200
George McCartney - 100
Kevin Nolan - 300
Mark Noble - 225
Matt Taylor - 100
James Tomkins - 160

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