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Former West Brom players does his bit for Charity


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Former Baggies striker Markus Rosenberg donated the contents of his house to charity when he was released by the club recently.

The haul of bespoke furniture, fittings, Albion kits, cutlery and even kitchen utensils, including plates, was so large, it had to be split up between three Sue Ryder branches in the Midlands.

Staff at Sue Ryder shop, Northfield, are still pinching themselves after clearing big-hearted West Bromwich Albion striker Rosenberg’s property... lock, stock and barrel.

The 31-year-old has been signed by Malmo, in his native Sweden, after two years with the Baggies.

The haul of bespoke furniture, fittings, Albion kits, cutlery and even kitchen utensils, including plates, was so large, it had to be split up between Sue Ryder branches in Sheldon, Kings Heath and Harborne.

The donation will realise thousands for the charity, which provides care for members of the public with life-changing illnesses.

According to the Birmingham Daily Mail, delighted Tracey Evans, stock generator for Sue Ryder’s local shops, said: “I wasn’t a West Brom fan before, but I am now!” The 48-year-old admitted she thought it was a wind-up when a representative for the international footballer called, offering the home’s contents.

But Markus, wife Maria and their two young children were waiting when the removal van arrived on Monday.

It took Sue and Northfield branch manager Clare Thomas-Walker six hours to shift the items.

“When we had finished there were just the beds left for them to sleep in,” said Tracey.

“They even offered us a 20 foot trampoline in the back garden, but we had nowhere to put it.

“It is all good stuff – a lot of the furniture is minimalistic.

“We really are so grateful because we are so desperate for furniture.

“As a charity, we have to sell items at a low price, but we expect the donation to fetch around £3,500.”

“He and his wife were wonderful. I think it is really nice that he thought about our charity.”

KN

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