Stoke City memorabilia donated

Listers Central has donated a large variety of Stoke City FC memorabilia to Dougie Mac Hospice.

As official partners of Stoke City for more than six years, the donation includes signed and framed programmes, shirts and footballs, including shirts from Stoke’s 2016/17 ties with Hull City and Watford. The collection even includes a framed Listers-sponsored shirt for an XI formed by World Cup winning keeper Gordan Banks, and a framed athletics shirt from British pole vaulter Steve Lewis.

The special lot will be up for grabs as part of a fundraising auction, taking place at the Dougie Mac Annual Ball in October. The money raised will help the hospice continue its work supporting patients with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Daniel Shaw, marketing manager at Listers Central, said: “Dougie Mac has been Listers’ chosen charity for many years. Some of our staff have witnessed the work that Dougie Mac do first-hand and, as an organisation as a whole, Dougie Mac is a very inspiring charity. We hope that these Stoke City pieces raise plenty of money for Dougie Mac and we’re delighted to help in any way we can in our continued association.”

Suzi Smith, head of corporate fundraising and events at Dougie Mac Hospice, said: “We are heavily reliant on donations from our local business community to help us provide the incredible care we have become renowned for.”

Increasing its support within the local community is just one of the many ambitions of new owner Roy Frost.