It’s a case of rock ‘n’ goal as Level 42’s Mark King and Southampton Football Club team up in support of Beaulieu House.
Mark has donated four tickets to Level 42’s forthcoming gig at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on November 1 while Southampton FC have given two framed shirts signed by the first team. Both shirts will now be auctioned along with two tickets for the concert to raise funds for Beaulieu House in Newport which provides a home and overnight respite for children and young people with severe and challenging disabilities.
The Saints shirts have been donated by Jonathan Woodhouse who works as a strength and conditioning coach with the club’s under 18 and under 23 teams and his dad Dave, a past captain of the Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club. “Jonathan got the Saints first team to sign the shirts, and both him and Dave agreed that they would like to present them to Beaulieu House so that they can be auctioned to raise some funds for the charity,” said Tony Wake, Beaulieu chairman.
“Added to that. Mark has also given two free tickets for the forthcoming Level 42 gig to go with each shirt. Given the strong ties between the Island and Level 42 and the Saints, I think this is a fantastic lot which I hope will raise lots of money for Beaulieu House.” Jonathan said: “Myself and my dad are delighted to be supporting Beaulieu House – it is a magnificent charity providing a vital service.”
Mark, who is a patron of the charity said: “What a fantastic gesture from Dave and Jonathan for our young ones at Beaulieu House. The least I could do was to donate two pairs of signed tickets for the forthcoming show.” The shirts will be kindly auctioned from Thursday 20th February until the 15th March by Dean Hodges at Starsignings IOW free of charge. Bids will be taken on his Twitter account @ludowhufc in his shop in Newport, and also on the charities Facebook page, Beaulieu Respite Isle of Wight.
The monies raised will go towards day trips on and off island for the children and young people at Beaulieu during school holidays.
The photograph of the home shirt includes back row, Lynn Burford, Mark King, Dave Woodhouse, Lillie Fettes.
Front row Harrison Hutchcraft, cameron Gunton – Bunn, Maggie Feltham.
Away shirt back from left, Jonathan Woodhouse, Cameron Gunton – Bunn, Dave Woodhouse.
Front row, left Chloe Barnaby and Jonathan Thorpe.