Stoke City’s Jordan Thompson is helping the NHS by donating one of his prized international shirts.
The 23 year old is offering his Northern Ireland top from the European Championships qualifier against Germany from last September.
The signed shirt is available on on his JustGiving page.
Thompson explains there: “Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
“* Please help us – to help NHS staff – to help you and your loved ones *
“*For a chance to win my valued signed Northern Ireland shirt from Northern v Germany EURO 2020 qualifier 9/9/2019* (signed by entire squad)
“I am asking for a donation of as little as £5 to go towards helping our NHS at this difficult time and time of need, healthcare workers are risking their lives daily without adequate protection to care for sick patients. This is the equivalent of going to war with no armour..”
You can see the full article and donate on his JustGiving page here.
The winner will be chosen at random and announced on his social media platforms on Friday 17th April at 5pm.
He’s already raised £1,900 of his £2,000 target.
Thompson joined Stoke City from Blackpool in January for an undisclosed fee. That meant linking up with Michael O’Neill, his international manager who had watched him in the Northern Ireland youth teams before blooding him at senior level.
And Thompson has impressed O’Neill in a Stoke City shirt.
In an interview just after the season was suspended in March, O’Neill said: “We knew what we were bringing in with Jordan.
“He’s a player I obviously know well because I’ve seen him play from a young age, from under-17 international football with Northern Ireland when he was a Manchester United player.
“I’ve followed his career very closely and seen how he’s dealt with disappointment and fought his way back to get to this club.
“What we identified in Jordan was a player who’d bring a hunger to the training and a hunger to the team as well.
“And he was also real value for money, which is hard to find in the Championship.
“I think sometimes you see what the club has spent in other areas in the past and not had a great return for that, so I think Jordan coming in has been a real plus.
“He’s a really gifted left-footed player. I think he’s learning all the time and whether he plays at the base of a midfield three, or the left of a three, he give us options.
“He’s got a good delivery from set pieces as well, so there’s a lot of positives from his performances and he’s fitted well into the club.”