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Bid to claim a signed match-worn shirt from Chelsea victory

Funds being raised for Cure Leukaemia – auction ends of Friday

10 May 2022

Match-worn shirts from our memorable Premier League victory against Chelsea are being auctioned to raise money for Cure Leukaemia and the battle against blood cancer.

Led by Geoff Thomas, ex-footballer and Cure Leukaemia Patron, football clubs and players across the country have united and donated a variety of signed shirts to contribute to the auction including the away kits worn by The Bees at Stamford Bridge in the 4-1 win last month. The shirts will be collectively placed on auction, with fans able to place their bids on the shirt(s) of their choice.

Following his successful football career, Geoff was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML). After recovering from the blood disease, Geoff embarked on a mission to raise funds for the charity that helped save his life, Cure Leukaemia. In the previous 15 years, he has raised over two million pounds for the charity, equating to more than 300 million pounds worth of life-saving drugs.

With the right infrastructure and sufficient funding, it is thought that all forms of blood cancers could be eradicated within the next 15 to 20 years. This is the ultimate goal of Cure Leukaemia, to develop and provide lifesaving treatments and technologies for blood cancer, helping to put an end to the disease that sees a patient diagnosed with a form of blood cancer every 14 minutes.

Cure Leukaemia Chief Executive James McLaughlin commented “We are so grateful to all of the players and staff that have donated their shirts from across the UK and of course, the fans for taking part to raise funds.

“Unfortunately, there is an increasing number of the football community who are being affected by a form of blood cancer, but all funds raised across the campaign will be directly invested in lifesaving trials that are helping to save the lives of blood cancer patients across the UK.”

All shirts will be professionally disinfected by MatchWornShirt and will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity. Supporters will be able to bid until Friday, 13 May, at 2pm.

Bid here

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