Ebbsfleet United are extremely grateful to our front-of-shirt sponsors Mitsubishi Electric UK who have stepped up to the plate following the non-payment of the eBay auction for Yado Mambo’s No.5 shirt.
Having seen the news about the fake bidders ruining the chances of Prostate Cancer UK reaping the rewards of the campaign, Mitsubishi Electric immediately contacted the club to offer an equivalent bid for the shirt.
Steve Fleming, the General Manager – Sales for Mitsubishi Electric UK, told FleetOnline: “When we read the story on the EUFC website about the eBay bids and the letdown for Prostate Cancer UK, at that point we wanted to play our part in making sure the charity got the support it was promised. We know this cause is important to all at the Fleet, and Mitsubishi is delighted to back Ebbsfleet United in its support of Prostate Cancer UK. So we are pleased to fill the void left by those who messed up the eBay auction and add to the sizeable total already collected at the club.”
With Mitsubishi Electric now contributing to the shirt auction, this adds to the £1,000 donated last week by our back-of-shirt sponsors GDM Partnership (pictured below) and £800 collected on the night of the Leyton Orient game by Fleet fans and club partners.
Vice chairman Peter Varney said, “This is a magnificent gesture by Steve Fleming and all our friends at Mitsubishi Electric. They have saved the day and everyone at Prostate Cancer UK and the club is overwhelmed by their generosity. On top of the equally superb gesture by GDM Partnership and of course our generous supporters, we have now raised almost £3,500 for the charity which is a total we could not have foreseen before the Mambo No.5 tweets went viral. I’d like to thank everyone involved and of course Yado Mambo who has been a brilliant sport throughout the last few weeks.”