Manchester City and England international midfielder Jill Scott has raised over £13,500 for the City Hospitals Sunderland Charity by raffling eight of her shirts which she has worn in recent appearances for the Lionesses.
The 33-year-old was born in Sunderland while her mother works at the Sunderland Royal Hospital within the pharmaceutical section therefore the charity is something which Scott holds very close to her heart.
The role which NHS workers play in society is arguably more visible than ever before with hospital key workers being recognised as national heroes throughout the current Coronavirus pandemic. Scott therefore made the decision to do her bit by organising a shirt raffle to raise funds to help support her local hospital.
For a £10 donation, each person was allocated a raffle number with the final draw being conducted by Scott herself via her social media channels earlier this afternoon. The eight prizes included England shirts from both the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.
At the time of writing, Scott’s fundraising campaign total stands at £13,622 after receiving 954 donations. The midfielder’s initial fundraising target had been set at £2,000.
Scott’s JustGiving page remains open with fans able to donate by clicking here. Details of the raffle winners can be viewed in the player’s video below.
England shirt raffle – thanks to everyone that donated over £13,600 raised for Sunderland Hospital! Overwhelmed with the support! Here are the winners #nhs #england #football pic.twitter.com/2oLfSjxpJc
— Jill Scott (@JillScottJS8) May 10, 2020