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Fancy a bit of King Nidge in your life? Love/Hate runners up for grabs in charity fundraiser

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King Nidge runners are up for auction

King Nidge runners are up for auction

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge

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King Nidge runners are up for auction

THE infamous runners worn by Love/Hate kingpin Nidge are up for grabs as part of a charity fundraising initiative.

The white trainers, which were embroidered with the words King Nidge, were a gift from the lead character's wife Trish shortly before his shock assassination and were one of the most poignant images in the final episode of Love/Hate last month.

Now the iconic footwear has been donated to Pieta House, a centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide, who have organised a text-to-win competition.

Joan Freeman, founder and CEO of Pieta House, said that the props were a "miracle" donation as the charity has seen a surge in demand for its service.

"We are so grateful to the producers of Love/Hate for donating these iconic runners to us," Ms Freeman said.

"This year, we've a shortfall of €300,000 due to an increased demand on our services. So the timing of this very generous donation couldn't be better."

In 2014 alone, over 4,800 clients have passed through our Pieta House doors in nine centres.

Suzanne McAuley, Love/Hate producer said the team were delighted to be able to support the work done by Pieta

"King Nidge's iconic runners are a coveted prize. We hope they will help raise the much needed funds for Pieta," she said

To enter the competition Text NIDGE to 57802 for €2 before 6pm on Christmas Eve.

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