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Lucky fan won't have to shell out for Jinky's Faberge egg
14 October 2005
 
LISBON Lions Billy McNeill and Bertie Auld have teamed up to offer Celtic fans the chance to win an exclusive Jimmy Johnstone Faberge egg. Winning Numbers Announced!
 
The diamond-encrusted egg, donated by Lord of the Wing filmakers Jeff Healey and Jamie Doran, can be won in a free prize draw.
 
Billy McNeill and Bertie Aulds at the launch of the Jinky Faberge Egg
 
All season book holders attending tomorrow's clash with Hearts at Celtic Park will be entered into the draw which will take place, at a game to be confirmed in March 06. After the Hearts game fans will receive a prize draw ticket in return for making donations to raise funds for the Scottish football legend.

Winning Number: 7787

Six Runners Up In order of preference are: 7760, 5999, 7666, 7773, 0008, 3414

Winners and runners up please refer to your ticket for details on how to claim.

All the cash raised will be used to help fund the European Cup medal winner's fight against motor neurone disease.

Jimmy, dubbed lord of the wing', is the only living person to have a jewelled Faberge egg designed for him.

US president Thomas Jefferson and Admiral Nelson are among legendary figures given this honour after they died.

Wealthy Hoops fans, including former Celtic director Willie Haughey, snapped up the 18 other treasured eggs in the series made to commemorate the number of medals won by Jinky ... with Haughey forking out 47,000 for his at a fund raising auction for Jinky's benefit.

Now Jimmy wants to ensure one of Celtic's ordinary fans can secure the last jewelled egg, which is valued in access of 20,000.

The lucky winner will receive the hand-crafted piece at a special presentation ceremony.

Proceeds from the draw will go to help Motor Neurone Disease sufferer Jimmy in has fight against the killer disease.

He said: "It would mean a lot to me to see an ordinary punter win this unique last egg."

"Celtic and everybody associated with them have been a huge support in this and I'd like to thank them all."

The Jinky eggs were inspired by the movie Lord of the Wing which details Johnstone's career and his subsequent battle against motor neurone disease.

Sarah Faberge designed the eggs after seeing the film on BBC and contacting the filmakers.

The gold, silver and jewel-encrusted 'shell' of the egg has the four major medals of the nineteen Johnstone won with Celtic: the European Cup, nine league championships, four Scottish Cups and five League Cups.

Ms Faberge said: "Jimmy was inspirational as a footballer and now he is inspiring people as he battles his illness."

Jeff Healey, who broke the news said: "I had sold 17 within 48 hours, so Jamie and I decided to reserve the last two for special fund raisers, the auction went great and now, with the clubs help this prize draw.
 
Source: Evening Times
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