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FIFA21 Auction Winners Revealed

U’s fans club together to raise funds for Sobell House

3 March 2021

A group of U’s supporters have dug deep into their pockets to support the ever-worthy cause of Sobell House, whilst also getting one over a good friend of theirs.

You may remember that earlier this campaign Season Ticket holder Craig Bell won an Oxford United bespoke copy of FIFA21, which was also signed by the first team squad.

Craig very kindly offered to auction the game with all proceeds going to Sobell House Hospice and would also double up on his generosity by agreeing to match the winning bid as a further donation.

It was at this point that a group of dedicated U’s fans, and good friends of Craig, decided to step in and add their contribution to the cause – very much at the expense of Craig’s bank balance.

Spurred on by previous ‘stitch ups’ from Craig, the group of supporters ensured they drove up the winning bid to a stunning total of £600, and would then go on to add a further £100 to generate a final donation of £1,300 across themselves and Craig.

This past week the club set up a call between Craig and Sobell House Business Development Manager Tim Wraith to allow Tim to thank Craig in person and also explain just how much positive impact his generosity has made.

At this point Craig was still none the wiser that it was in fact his good friends who had driven up the final total so it was only fitting that we broke the news to him – you can check out his reaction in the video at the top of this story.

As a further surprise, U’s full-back and Sobell House Ambassador Josh Ruffels was also on hand to meet Craig and thank him for his efforts.Further information of the fantastic work Sobell House undertake can be found via the following link - https://sobellhouse.org/

As a club, we would like to say a special thank you to the following supporters for their fantastic generosity – Craig Bell, Nick Rogers, Sam Gordon, Clive Goble, Anton Osborne, Jon Maskins, Kieron Johnson, Simon Cullen and Paul Goble.


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