If you want to ‘Wear It Well’ and help a deserving charity then a donation by veteran rocker Rod Stewart could be just the trick.
The singer was so overwhelmed by the reaction from the crowd at his concert last month at the Falkirk Stadium that he agreed to donate the white silk jacket he wore on stage to Strathcarron Hospice.
It is now going to be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Denny facility – ensuring one generous person is going to have the superstar look.
And the hospice is convinced there will be so much interest from fans keen to get their hands on the genuine article that it may even make an ‘Atlantic Crossing’ with bids expected from around the world.
Falkirk Football Club is a charity partner of the hospice and involved in fundraising, as well as giving the charity a profile at matches and events. Collectors were rattling cans for donations from the 18,000 crowd prior to the concert on June 21.
But fundraising manager Angela Gillies was delighted to hear that the chart-topping star was going to do his own bit to help raise much-needed cash.
She said: “This jacket was made specially for Rod Stewart for his Stadium Tour 2014. It is silk and he has personally signed the lining to verify that it is the genuine article.
“This is a unique piece of memorabilia and I’m sure it will be much sought after by Rod Stewart fans around the world.”
Kieran Koszary, Falkirk FC’s business development manager, said: “When the concert artist was finalised we saw this as an ideal opportunity to raise the profile and generate funds for the hospice through Rod Stewart’s passion for football and charity.
“As always we were delighted to help and are proud and humbled to be able to assist our charity partner. We are sure the jacket will go to a good home.”
The jacket has a reserve price of £5000 and bids can be made via the hospice webstie at www.strathcarronhospice.org or by calling (01324) 826222.
The closing date for bids is September 12.