The impact of Leicester City’s incredible Premier League triumph continues to reach far and wide – and now Thai street food chain Thaikhun has got in on the act by partnering with Singha Beers to auction an exclusive signed shirt from the 2015/16 champions.
Thanks to Givergy, an online platform that helps charities to raise money, interested parties will be able to bid for the shirt – signed by all of the team including record breaking striker Jamie Vardy and captain Wes Morgan – with all proceedings going towards Thaikhun’s partner charity, the Thai Children’s Trust.
The online auction is now live with bidders having until 23 May to stake their claim to the shirt. At the time of publication, the bidding had reached £1,250.
The auction forms part of Thaikhun’s annual charitable activity, with the restaurant aiming to raise £50,000 for Thai Children’s Trust ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’ through a variety of fundraising activities involving customers, staff and their friends and family.
For example, Thaikhun is donating 5p for every portion of jasmine rice sold in its restaurants, which saw the restaurant raise over £1,000 throughout April alone.
The Thai Children’s Trust supports orphans, refugee and disadvantaged children and vulnerable women in Thailand and is a charity close to the heart of Thaikhun’s joint own owner Kim Kaewkraikhot.
Kaewkraikhot said: “Thai Children’s Trust do fantastic work and is a charity I am hugely passionate about. Leicester City’s Premier League victory this month has created a huge buzz about the auction, and we’re delighted to be able to offer this fantastic auction item. The auction comes at an exciting time for Thaikhun as we look forward to opening our first site in Leicester later this year.”
TLG currently operates 11 Thai restaurants across the north of England and Scotland across the UK’s major cities: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Aberdeen.