Leyton Orient player auctions his boots to raise funds for Whipps Cross

24 Mar 2017

Leyton Orient Club captain and Defender Nicky Hunt has auctioned off his boots to raise money for the children’s Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross Hospital.


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Nicky visited the Acorn Ward yesterday to give the boots to the highest bidder and make the donation to the hospital.

Back in December, Nicky visited the ward with team-mates Robbie Weir, Callum Kennedy and club mascot Theo to hand out Christmas presents to young patients. Having been moved by the visit, Nicky was keen to continue to show his support for the fantastic work that goes on.

He said “I really enjoyed my visit at Christmas and all the lads were touched by meeting the kids. I just wanted to give something back and I think every little helps. With my goal scoring record, who knows, I might be back in 2021 with another set of boots!”

Nicky scored his first goal for Leyton Orient against Colchester United in November and after his visit to the Acorn Ward, decided to put his goal-scoring boots up for auction to the public to raise money for the hospital. They sold for £300 and the money was donated to the children's ward.

Stuart Minchin, the highest bidder said “I’ve been a Leyton Orient fan all my life and I’ve been associated with the club as a long term sponsor through First Class Management Facilities so I thought I’d put in a bid. I’m glad that I can help such a good cause.”

We’re really grateful to Nicky for thinking of the children on Acorn Ward with the money he raised - it’s fantastic to have support from him and everyone at Leyton Orient FC.

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