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Baby to be a Stockport County fan after Dad sold football allegiance on eBay!

Ian Charters with baby son Eddie and wife Jo Photo: MEN Syndication

Last month new Dad Ian Charters decided to put his baby son's football allegiance up for auction. The idea was to raise money for a good cause and to help him determine if little Eddie would be a Red or a Blue - but as the auction was closing yesterday he got a bid from a Stockport County fan at £190. The winning bidder asked if he would accept bids for local teams not just City or United supporters and Ian agreed.

Baby Eddie's football allegiance up for sale of eBay Credit: Men Syndication

The guy who won asked if I would accept County and I said yes. They are the local team I guess. Apparently kids' tickets at County are just down the road. It's the local team about a mile away, so that's good.

– Ian Charters

The money raised will go to Bliss, a charity which supports premature and sick babies. Eddie was born 6 weeks premature and his weight fell to 3lb 11oz in the first few days of his life at Stockport's Stepping Hill hospital. After four week he was allowed home and now aged 7 months Eddie is doing well - he is Ian and Jo's first child.

Ian Charters, his son Eddie and wife Jo Credit: Men Syndication

So far Ian has raised £526 and plans on running the London marathon for Bliss - he has described the whole stunt as 'quite amazing' saying the story has gone around the world including int he Washington Post. To find out more about Bliss and the work they do you can go to their website.