Xmas ‘Bundle of Goodies’ Competition: Enter now!



Winner: Jim Patterson Runner-up:Graham Aitken Third Place: Neil MacPherson

Every year Scotzine has a Xmas competition and this year is no different. However, this year’s entry to our competition is open only to those who donate through our Justgiving fundraising page for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital.

Why we are fundraising for Yorkhill?

On the 3rd December 2011, my son Ollie was born weighing just 5 pounds 10 and a half ounces. Two days shy of his fourth week with us we rushed him to Yorkhill Children’s Hospital in Glasgow as he had a high temperature.

After a number of hours of tests, including a lumbar puncture, we were later told that he had contracted viral meningitis, not the most serious strain of the disease but serious enough that it hit both myself and my wife for six when we heard the word meningitis.

yorkhillThanks to the great staff at Yorkhill Hospital, wee Ollie fought off the infection and he turns 4 years old this week.

So to try and repay the love and the attention that the Yorkhill staff showed during Ollie’s short stay in the hospital, we started raising funds for their charity.

Our first fundraising drive via the website raised just over £1,000 and now we are looking to reach our next goal of £5,000.

And that is where our Xmas ‘Bundle of Goodies’ competition comes in. Those entering the competition do so solely via our Justgiving page and whether you donate £1 or £100 you will be in with a chance to win prizes donated by individuals and businesses alike.

PLEASE remember to leave your name on your donation as otherwise we won’t know who has won the competition otherwise when we conduct the draw.

The ‘Bundle of Goodies’

This is by far our biggest competition to date, with prizes worth over £300 to be won by one lucky person. So what could you win?

savillerogueSaville Rogue have donated a Deluxe or Minibar scarf of your choice worth £62!

Backpage Press and Graham Hunter have donated a signed copy of: Spain – The inside story of La Roja’s historic treble and a ticket to his Kickstarter Fiesta on February 5th [Aberdeen] or February 19th [Glasgow].

footballpinkThe award-winning Football Pink magazine have donated a year’s digital subscription.

Artist James Muddiman has donated two watercolour prints – one of Hampden Park and one of James McFadden.

Sports Interactive, the guys behind Football Manager, have also donated a number of prizes – two t-shirts, a glass tankard and an activation code to download the latest edition of Football Manager via Steam.

Luath Press have donated two books – ‘We are Hibernian: The Fans’ Story’ and ‘Another Bloody Saturday’

hampden-park-on-matchday-175-pThe Book Guild have donated My Gentleman Jim: A Love Story. A book about Jimmy Hill written by his third wife Bryony Hill.

A DVD of I Believe in Miracles: The remarkable story of Brian Clough’s European Cup-winning team donated by Organic Marketing.

SWPL treble winners Glasgow City have donated a pair of season tickets worth £45 each.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have donated two tickets for ANY of their home league games this season and a complimentary tour of Celtic Park for four.

Teckle Books have donated a copy of former Hibernian, Airdrie & Partick Thistle David Farrell’s debut book ‘Taxi for Farrell’.

Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle have donated two Kingsley mascot masks signed by the Thistle squad and four tickets to any home league game at Firhill [exc. Celtic.]

Aberdeen fan and beIN Sports producer Ally Begg has kindly donated a number of copies of his book Begg to Differ, published by Rudling House. These copies will be given to a number of selected winners.

There may be additional prizes to be added to this list with some donations still to be finalised. Because the competition prizes are so varied, we will be awarding a number of the donated prizes to more than one person.

How to Enter & Win

Normally we would ask you to RT and Follow us on twitter or answer a simple football-related question to enter with a chance to win. But this time round -as we are raising funds for Yorkhill – we ask that you donate to our Fundraising Page with no demand for an amount to be donated. However, we hope that you would donate more than just £1. Remember all money raised will be going to Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

The competition runs from the 1st December to 20th December 2015. The winner will be announced on the night of the 20th December.


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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