Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

SUIT a Football Fan Down to Ground! Ex-Boro Boss's Gift to Charity

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

SUIT a Football Fan Down to Ground! Ex-Boro Boss's Gift to Charity

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Byline: CHRIS HOLE

FOOTBALL fever is sweeping a Teesside charity shop - thanks to a rather famous donor.

Former Boro and England boss Steve McClaren donated a pile of clothes to Mind in Yarm.

When staff at the store sorted through the goods they found two items in particular which would suit any football fan.

Among the donations was an England suit worn during his reign as the nation's manager.

Also up for grabs is an FC Twente suit, worn by Steve when he led the Dutch side to the league title last year.

Lesley Embleton, store manager, explained: "Last week he came in with an armful of stuff.

"I was so surprised when I looked at it all. I couldn't believe it. I was putting it out and someone offered me pounds 300 for it. I thought why not auction it and see how much we can raise."

Both suits are being auctioned at the store on the High Street with bidding closing at 5pm on Saturday, April 2. The England suit comes complete with a signed touchline pass. …

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