Reading fan Nick Taylor-Venables, better known as NAT Football Shirts on X, is raising money for Parkinson's UK through an online silent auction of Royals memorabilia.

The lifelong supporter has raised money for the charity since his uncle, a Reading season ticket holder, was diagnosed with the disease back in 2014.

Raising over £15,000 since 2018, Mr Taylor-Venables has organised an online silent auction for the third season in a row, getting hold of signed shirts and balls for supporters to bid on.

2021/22 season auction raised more than £3,000, while last year was another £2,400 for a worthy cause.

Speaking to the Reading Chronicle, Mr Taylor-Venables said: "Special shout-out to Harry [pictures], my little Godson, who helped me with getting the squad signed ball. He stood before a game for an hour asking for players to sign the ball and I must say most players were extremely helpful, Nelson Abbey especially."

Reading Chronicle:

Among the items up for grabs this season include a squad-signed ball, a shirt signed by regular captain Abbey and a limited edition goalkeeper shirt signed by David Button.

Closing on Sunday, over £1,000 is already on the table through bids with four days remaining.

"I'm very surprised- based on last year's figures they always do well, but I was shocked by how quickly the £1,000 milestone has been reached.

"My favourite item must be any of the matchworn shirts, but they all have different stories behind them. Abbey was extremely helpful, the Savage's helped spread the word with Robbie's social media following and Button grabbed us a shirt that isn’t even available in store!"

Closing at 5 pm on Sunday, message @nat_shirts on X to lodge a bid.