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£30raised of £500 target by 3 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to install a blue plaque for Arthur Wharton, the first 100yd record holder, first black professional footballer, miner and Moorthorpe resident.

Location
Moorthorpe, South Kirkby
Time left
12 days to go

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£2 PER TICKET WITH PRIZES INCLUDING SHEFFIELD UNITED TICKETS, DERBY COUNTY TICKETS AND A ROTHERHAM UNITED SIGNED FOOTBALL!

Want to win a pair of tickets to any Category B home Sheffield United fixture? How about a pair of Derby County tickets to a selected home fixture? Or perhaps a football signed by the Rotherham United first team? Each donation of just £2 here gives the entrant (you) a virtual raffle ticket entry into the draw! Of course you can enter as many times as you like by simply donating £2 per entry, for example a £10 donation will give you five entries, no need to donate £2 twice. A list of upcoming Sheffield United home games and their ticket categories can be found here. A list of the upcoming Derby County games where this prize can be claimed can be found here.

MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS AND PREFERRED PRIZE WHEN ENTERING.

The donations will be used towards the ongoing project to install a blue plaque in honour of former Sheffield United and Rotherham footballer, Arthur Wharton, at his former residence in Moorthorpe, South Kirkby. This local community project, backed by Football Unites, Racism Divides and Kick It Out hopes to raise the funds needed to cover the costs of the scheme, which will be led by Pontefract Civic Society. Moorthorpe is a small ex-mining village where in 1911 Arthur lived, worked as a miner and is known to have played cricket. In his heyday Arthur was the world's first 100 yard world record holder, a talented cricketer and played football professionally in the English Football League, in the top division of the day. In his footballing career he was the first black professional footballer, at a time when his skin colour made him a curiosity to some and a target for others.

Conditions:

1. The raffle draw will take place on 1st of December 2017 and the winner will be notified after. The last entries will be accepted before midnight on the 30th of November 2017.

2. Entries will be selected for each prize, as identified by the entrant when donating. Donations made with no prize selection will be entered at random.

3. This raffle only provides two tickets to one Category B home fixture for Sheffield United for the 2017/2018 season.

4. This raffle only provides two tickets to one Derby County fixture as identified by the club in their hospitality section, for the 2017/2018 season.

5. No travel costs or accommodation are included in the prize, the prize may not be exchanged for cash.

The prizes have been provided kindly by Sheffield United, Rotherham United and Derby County, respectively and paperwork will be sent to the winner of the raffle to enable them to contact Sheffield United, Rotherham United and/or Derby County directly to claim the prize, subject to availability. The winner of the raffle draw will be notified by email so please check the box to allow us to see your email address and make it clear which prize you wish to be entered into the draw for so that we can contact you in case you win. Your email address will not be shared with anyone. The raffle draw will take place on 1st of December 2017 and the winner will be notified after. The last entries will be accepted before midnight on the 30th of November 2017.

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  • Matthew Thomas2 months ago
    Matthew Thomas

    Matthew Thomas

    2 months ago

    PLEASE REMEMBER: Make sure you include your email address when you donate/enter the raffle, so you can be contacted if you're the winner!

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2 months ago

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  • howard holmes

    howard holmes

    Nov 3, 2017

    Hi MatthewJust to publicly confirm that FURD will contribute £100 to your Arthur plaque campaignBest of luckHoward

    £10.00

  • GB

    GB

    Oct 5, 2017

    A very worthwhile cause. Happy to support.

    £10.00

  • Michael Bower

    Michael Bower

    Sep 22, 2017

    £10.00

About the fundraiser
Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

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Moorthorpe, South Kirkby

Yorkshire Party Executive member with a strong coal mining ancestry, supporter of Crohns & Colitis UK, University of York graduate, archaeologist, historian. Above all else, proud South Kirkby and Moorthorpe resident.

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