Wednesday, August 09, 2017

'A' list celebrities support Airdrie Trust

To help raise funds for the Airdrie Trust, I've called in the help of some celebrity friends and have asked them to sign and pose with Airdrie FC shirts for us so we can auction them.

Airdrie FC are the first football club in Scotland to install a sensory room at their stadium (Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie) for home games, which will allow children with sensory process disorders - such as autism - to attend matches in comfort. Monies raised from these signed shirts have already helped furnish the Sensory room.

Top names who've already signed Airdrie jerseys in aid of Airdrie Trust include Ricky Gervais, Mark Hamill, Eric Idle, Vinnie Jones, William Shatner, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Guest, Olly Murs, Kevin Pollak, Tom Hanks and Ben Stiller. 

Sir Elton John also signed a shirt for the Trust after his recent concert at the stadium.

On July 1st 2017, Airdrieonians Supporters Trust launched their 4th Annual Kit Amnesty at Airdrie Fair Day. Running throughout July and August, under 16’s in the area will receive a free season ticket for the club in return for handing in any unwanted piece of kit, which will then be sent to charity partners KitAid, and then redistributed to some of the poorest countries in the world. KitAid were established in 1998 and since then, have sent 425,000 pieces of kit around the world. Airdrieonians have donated nearly 14,000 pieces of that kit in 3 years and as a result, have issued nearly 1200 season tickets to local children, aiming to make football affordable for the children and families in the area. Airdrie became an ambassador club for the charity in 2014 and the Strip amnesty is the biggest event in the Trusts’ calendar. Every year, the Trust subsidise the free season tickets. Backed by generous sponsorship from BSB Structural, we run a variety of fund raisers and events throughout the season to be able to pay for the kids tickets.


Ricky Gervais' autograph raised £620 in auction
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William Shatner's autograph raised £740 in auction
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Mark Hamill's autograph raised £1000 in auction
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Tom Hanks' autograph raised £1280 in auction
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest raised £1230 in auction
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Hollywood actor Kevin Pollak's signature raised £175 in auction

Monty Python star Eric Idle's signature raised £445 in auction

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Vinnie Jones's signature raised £1000 in auction

Olly Murs's signature raised £300 in auction
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Ben Stiller's signature raised £2100 in auction

Still Game stars Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan's signatures raised £920 in auction

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