12:36PM, Wednesday 10 October 2012
A generous bidder has upped the ante in the Advertiser's online auction to win a complete matchday experience with the Arsenal legends and celebrities team.
One football-mad reader can win the chance to play alongside the Arsenal players and share the dressing room banter by joining the former pros as they get ready to play a charity match against Maidenhead United XI on Sunday.
The winner will also take part in the warm-up, be included in the Arsenal team photograph and then play a minimum of the first 20 minutes.
Money raised from the match will be divided between the nominated charities the Link Foundation, Arsenal Charitable Trust and Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.
The current highest bid stands at £250 but readers still have time to enter by clicking 'like' on the Advertiser's Facebook page before 5pm today.
Then send us a private message through the page marked ‘Arsenal Auction’. We will need your name, age, address, mobile contact number and the amount bid.
The auction and match participation is only open to bidders aged 16 or older. The winning bidder will be required to organise their own insurance to participate.
The charity team is managed by the former Gunner and Sheffield Wednesday player Brian Hornsby, picking from a pool of ex-Arsenal players including Chris Whyte, Steve Williams, Perry Groves, Paul Davis, Jimmy Carter, David Hillier and Martin Hayes, and celebrities including Ralf Little (from The Royle Family), Patrick Robinson (Casualty), Giles Alderson (The Dammed United), Tommy Walsh (Groundforce), Sam Attwater (EastEnders) and Robbie Gee (Mean Machine).
There will also be a penalty shootout competition and face painting for children. Kick-off is 2pm and entrance is £5 and under 12s are free.
A £2-off voucher will be available in tomorrow's edition of Advertiser.
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