Big Pools fans Prestige Finishes NE have donated a fantastic Pools themed wooden barrel jointly to HUST and The Supporters’ Association, asking us to run a fundraising raffle to support Ian McGuckin and Ian Clark and all the lads on the Hartlepool College of Further Education/HUFC Youth scheme – we are delighted to be able to do so.

Whether it might go in your garden, on the patio, in the games room or home bar (or even pride of place in your living room) this is a really unique item that loads of Poolies will want to get their hands on.  With a ‘Never Say Die’ decorated, clear Perspex sealed top you might even know a local pub who could find a special place for a Poolie bar table. You can call into the corner flag to see the barrel up close.

Fantastic Poolie themed barrel – get your raffle tickets to support the Youth Team lads.

Run separately from the club but with full support of Dave Challinor and the team, this will be the second season seeing lads at HCFE pull on the blue and white of Hartlepool United and all funds raised here will go directly to the college to support the lads. Last season saw HUST, the Supporters’ association and the South East Poolies sponsor the kit the players wore and we are looking at how we can continue to support the set-up this season. Already lads involved with the scheme have had experience around the HUFC first team and we’re sure it won’t be long before successful contracts will follow.

Tickets for the draw cost £1 each and the raffle will be drawn in the HUSA Corner Flag on Saturday 25th September after the full time whistle in the Exeter City home match with one lucky winner getting to take the Prize.

You can buy a strip of 5 x tickets online here and HUST Chair and SA committee member Ron Harnish will get them in the draw and confirm your ticket numbers.  Alternatively you can see Ron and the team at the Corner Flag on match days and Friday nights and get your tickets there directly at £1 a ticket.

Prestige Finishes NE are a local Hartlepool based company, offering a modern option of renovating your home, office or business premises.  Prestige Finishes NE are specialists in spray finished products, be it existing kitchens doors, bedroom furniture or anything in between, to specialising in a factory sprayed finish to new bespoke furniture.  They are also competent to spray finish offices and workplaces, both internally and externally.

For more information contact Andy on 07760 886715 or email

*We note that this is a full sized barrel and we can only arrange local delivery.