Southampton players auction unique experiences to support hungry children

Southampton fans are being given the chance to bid for a host of fantastic player experiences to raise money for Saints Foundation and Mary’s Meals.

Southampton FC players are inviting fans to bid for a host of fantastic experiences to raise money for Saints Foundation and Mary’s Meals.

The premiership team chose Mary’s Meals as its International Charity Partner earlier this season, and the whole squad has got behind efforts to raise as much as possible to support the world’s poorest children with daily meals in school.

Fifteen unique experiences – including golf with Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse, go-karting with José Fonte and Cédric, and a nice spaghetti meal with Victor Wanyama – are all up for grabs thanks to the generous team.

Supporters can now bid on any one of the experiences via Saints Foundation’s Charity Stars website, with the bidding process open until 5pm on Monday 9th May.

Auction prizes will then re-open during the 2015/16 Player Awards, which are being held at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday 11th May, allowing fans in the room and at home to bid again. Winners will be confirmed at the end of the event.

The unique experiences available are:

• A nice spaghetti meal with Victor Wanyama.
• Tenpin bowling with Jordy Clasie and Cuco Martina.
• A VIP cricket experience with Charlie Austin.
• Darts with Oriol Romeu, Juanmi and Paulo Gazzaniga.
• FIFA 16 with Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand.
• Go-karting with José Fonte and Cédric.
• A round of golf with Shane Long and Steven Davis.
• A haircut with Graziano Pellè and his barber.
• A kit man experience for a Premier League game.
• A game of table tennis with Sadio Mané.
• A spa day with Dušan Tadić and Florin Gardos.
• Three sets of tennis with Harrison Reed and Matt Targett.
• A sushi lunch with Maya Yoshida.
• A round of golf with James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez.
• A goalkeeping session with Kelvin Davis, Fraser Forster and Maarten Stekelenburg.

For full information on each experience, please visit the Charity Stars website by clicking here.

All experiences are now open for bidding, and all money raised will be split between Saints Foundation and Mary’s Meals. More than £30,000 has already been handed over to the two charities since Saints announced that Mary’s Meals would become their first ever International Charity Partner earlier this season.

Generous donations from Southampton Football Club are currently being used to provide daily meals to every child attending Kidiwa Primary School in Kenya, as well as supporting other children who receive Mary’s Meals.

*Please note fans must have an eligible Customer Number to bid on any of the unique experiences with the Saints players.
*All experiences are subject to Saints Foundation’s terms and conditions.

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