Thursday 28th June 2012

OUR annual ‘shirts n shorts’ sponsorship prize draw takes place at Dumbarton Football Stadium tomorrow night (Friday) and there is still time to take part!

Commercial director Alan Findlay reports that interest in the initiative, now in its third year, has been high.

He said : “Promotion to division one has obviously helped our sales pitch to local businesses and the club is extremely grateful to all those who have bought a ticket for Friday’s draw.

“We need the support of our fans but companies in and around the West Dunbartonshire and Argyll areas are important in that respect too.

” There is still time to enter and we will be taking entries right up until 5pm on the 29th, with the draw which will be conducted by co-Chairman Colin Hosie, taking place at 7pm.”

One entrant is local businessman Robert Ryan, who operates his pet centre from Dumbarton High Street but is taking an unusual but unique approach to his contribution.

He has nominated Epilepsy Scotland to adorn the Sons new DFC 1872 kit should he be successful in the draw.

Robert takes up the story.

“My daughter suffered from seizures for many years but is currently enjoying freedom thanks to surgery last year at Great Ormond Street.

“I choose to support Epilepsy Scotland because their helpline gave us good practical support and advice during some very difficult times.

“Epilepsy is a condition where children can suffer not only symptoms but isolation amongst their peer group.Parents can face many issues including conflict with the education authorities.

“Epilepsy Scotland understands these issues.

“The charity and its helpline is a great resource for sufferers and their families. I am delighted to support Epilepsy Scotland by entering them in the “Sons shirts and shorts” draw at Dumbarton Football Club and hope that they can achieve some well deserved publicity and donations for their vital work.

“If we are fortunate enough to come out of the hat I will be delighted”

Epilepsy Scotland’s website can be found by clicking on the following link –

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