Glasgow dad auctions off original Irn-Bru for children’s charity

The Glasgow dad is auctioning off five cases of the fizzy drink. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
The Glasgow dad is auctioning off five cases of the fizzy drink. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
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A father is fundraising for a children’s charity by selling off several cases of original recipe Irn-Bru.

Steven McGowan, from Glasgow, is raising money for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity by auctioning off five cases of the fizzy drink, giving fans the chance to grab what’s left of the original recipe before it disappears from shop shelves completely.

The drinks were donated to him by a friend. He will also be running the Edinburgh half marathon to raise funds. Mr McGowan’s son, also named Steven, was born with a cleft lip and palate. He underwent two operations and attends regular appointments at the hospital, so Mr McGowan wants to give something back.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Mr McGowan said: “I’ve auctioned a lot of different stuff in the past for charity , from football tickets and signed shirts to gig tickets but never anything as obscure as cases of Irn-Bru.

“Folk seem to be into it though, so it’s all in a good cause.”

The highest bid in the auction, which runs until Tuesday and can be found on Facebook, is currently £300.

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