On 12 March 2003, Sean was the judge
at a charity boxing event held at
Handsworth Working Men's Club. He later acted as the "wash-down
for his mate Farx Fairchild, who battled organiser Glyn Rhodes
in the ring.
Sean had a special Team Bean jacket
made for the event, which he donated
to Dinah, a Sheffield-area resident,
with the express wish that the jacket be
used to raise money for a worthy cause.
Dinah donated the jacket to her neighbour,
Donna, who, in spite of a number
of serious and debilitating health problems,
is keenly involved in raising money
to fund her son, Matthew, a figure-skater
who has won silver in the British
Solo Championships, bronze in the British
Championships, and Gold in the
Welsh Championships twice. (Matthew
receives no funding from the British
Government or lottery programs).
Dinah has given Sean details of the
jacket's donated purpose.
Donna auctioned the jacket on Ebay.
The auction started April 27 and
ended May 7, 2003. Along with the jacket
(which is signed in two places by
Sean, and which he did actually wear),
a signed program from the Boxing Night