During the 2022 festive season we teamed up with local neonatal charity Tiny Lives – and our fantastic mutual supporters, Beauden Brave – to host the first ever Beauden Brave Sports Memorabilia Advent Calendar Raffle in memory of Beauden.
Thank you to everybody that supported this initiative by either buying a ticket, spreading the word or donating a prize. Your support continues Beauden’s legacy and we know that means everything to his family.
The raffle raised £3,220.00 which will be shared equally between the Tiny Lives Trust and Newcastle Hospitals Charity – the official charity for Newcastle Hospitals. These funds will be used to:
- support sick and premature babies, as well as their families through Tiny Lives at Ward 35 (RVI Neonatal Unit); and
- via Newcastle Hospitals Charity support end of life care on Ward 35 (RVI Neonatal Unit), care of babies with genetic conditions and care for people with Myotonic Dystrophy (the condition Beauden had).
We hope to bring the Advent Calendar Raffle back for the 2023 festive season, so make sure to follow the Tiny Lives Trust and Newcastle Hospitals Charity on social media to stay up to date.
If you’re a current/former athlete or sports club and would like to donate a prize for 2023, please contact email@example.com (Beauden’s Daddy).
2022 Prizes and Winners
🎄 Manchester United 22/23 home shirt signed by the full team with certificate of authenticity from Manchester United. Kindly donated by adidas. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 11, BY RACHEL YOUNGER.
🎄 Gray-Nicolls cricket bat signed by the full Durham Cricket team, including England players such as Ben Stokes, Mark Wood and Alex Lees. Kindly donated by Durham Cricket. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 7, BY CHARLOTTE WILSON.
🎄 Newcastle Falcons match worn number 14 Tom Arscott (former Falcons flyer) jersey, signed by Tom Arscott. Kindly donated by Tom Arscott. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 4, BY JEFF ROBERTS.
🎄 adidas cycling jersey signed by Jonathan Brownlee (widely considered the most decorated Olympic triathlete in history with 3 Olympic medals). Kindly donated by Jonathan Brownlee and adidas. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 3, BY ASHLEIGH MCCONNELL.
🎄 adidas cycling jersey signed by Alistair Brownlee (widely considered the most successful Olympic triathlete in history with 2 Olympic gold medals). Kindly donated by Alistair Brownlee and adidas. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 9, BY CRAIG CRAWFORD.
🎄 Munster (European rugby giants) 20/21 home shirt, signed by the full team. Kindly donated by adidas. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 8, BY ANDREW THIRLWALL.
🎄 Carlos Tevez unused Manchester City shirt, signed by Carlos Tevez. Kindly donated by Aynsley Pears (Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper). View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 5, BY WILL BREAKEY.
🎄 Jonny Wilkinson (England Rugby World Cup winning hero) testimonial rugby ball (size 5) and worn England training shorts, both signed by Jonny Wilkinson with certificate of authenticity. Kindly donated by Tiny Lives Trust patron, Jonny Wilkinson. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 10, BY JAYNE HUNTLEY.
🎄 Team GB 1988 Olympic tracksuit jacket worn and signed by Charlie Spedding (1984 London Marathon winner and Olympic bronze medalist). Kindly donated by Charlie Spedding. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 6, BY LOUISE CARROLL.
🎄 Newcastle United 21/22 home shirt signed by the full team with certificate of authenticity from Newcastle United. Kindly donated by Castore. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 12, BY NICKY POYSER
🎄 Aynsley Pears worn Middlesbrough FC number 60 goalkeeper jersey. Signed by Aynsley Pears (former Boro and current Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper) and Stephen Pears (Boro legend). Number 60 jersey (Aynsley’s one time Boro squad number) chosen to commemorate Stephen turning 60 in 2022. Kindly donated by father and son goalkeepers, Stephen and Aynsley Pears. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 1, BY MORGAN CLARK.
🎄 Munster (European rugby giants) 20/21 away shirt, signed by the full team. Kindly donated by adidas. View prize. PRIZE WON BEHIND DOOR 2, BY MIKE HAY.