Football manager David Moyes has shown his support for a cause in memory of a schoolgirl who died of a brain tumour by signing a dozen T-shirts.
The former Preston North End manager, who is now in charge at Everton, appeared at the Rose and Crown pub in Leyland together with Bryan Gray, who was the chairman who appointed Moyes to PNE back in January 1998.
The two men held a question and answer session for the South Ribble PNE Supporters Club and spoke about their years at Deepdale. David Holmes, dad of 10-year-old Katy, of Margaret Road, Penwortham, who died of an inoperable brain tumour in January, went along to the pub and had the chance to speak to David and asked him if he would sign one of the official Katy Holmes Trust T-shirts.
David said: “David Moyes was great.
“He told me that he knew all about Katy as he had been following her story and he was very sympathetic about what happened to her.
“When I asked him if he would sign some of the official Katy Holmes T-shirts, he happily signed 12 of them.
“He also asked for the details for the Katy Holmes Trust so I am hoping I will hear from him and that he will help support future fund-raising ventures.”
David is now hoping to sell the signed T-shirts for as much money as possible in aid of the Katy Holmes Trust, which aims to carry out research into paediatric brain tumours.
He actually sold the first one only minutes after Moyes had scrawled his signature after a pub goer in the Rose and Crown offered to buy one off him.
David said: “As soon as I went back to the table with the signed T-shirts, a man offered to buy one off me and gave me £50 for it.
“The funny thing is that it wasn’t even his size!”