HOLLYWOOD heartthrob Sean Bean has stepped in to help struggling
Rotherham United football club.
The mad-keen Sheffield United fan has donated a signed, framed
shirt to the Save Our Millers fund, backed by The Star, which
has also been autographed by Neil Warnock and the entire Blades
The shirt is currently up for auction on Internet auction site
Ebay at a starting price of £300.
The cash-starved Millers have set a target of raising £1
million by March 25 to stave off closure - and have so far raised
more than £265,000.
Millers fundraiser Mick Mills, of Maltby, whose network of friends
includes a pal of Sheffield-born Sean, persuaded the movie star
to support efforts to save Rotherham United from going under.
Mick said: "Sean came into the country to watch the Blades
play against Crewe.
"A mutual friend accompanied him to the match and asked
if he could help me out with my fundraising events. To his credit,
he generously donated the shirt after he had got the team and
Neil Warnock to add their signatures."
A staunch follower of Rotherham United, Mick has organised charity
auctions to help the Save Our Millers campaign and is currently
arranging a race night at Maltby Miners' Institute tomorrow.
"I cannot believe how kind this is as a gesture. Sean is
typical of so many Sheffield fans who have shown compassion for
the Millers plight," added Mick.
"This kind of attitude shows we can all pull together and
recognise the importance of saving the Millers."
The Ebay auction for the framed shirt, which features the message
'Good Luck To The Millers', ends on Monday at 4.49pm.
16 March 2006
A life-long Sheffield United fan has
helped boost the Save the Millers Campaign by buying a Sheffield
United shirt on Ebay!
The Blades shirt had been signed and
donated to the Save the Millers Campaign by Hollywood film star
and ardent Blades fan Sean Bean and was also signed by Neil Warnock
and the United players.
Eric Wells kindly placed a winning bid
of £720 for the shirt and was presented with the framed
shirt by Rotherham United sales manager Carol Rockett at Bramall
Carol said: "The shirt attracted
lots of bids and we are very grateful to Sean Bean for donating
the shirt and also to Mr Wells for his kind donation to the Save
the Millers Campaign."