14th May 2001




A charity fund-raiser is hoping that Liverpool’s last-gasp FA Cup final win on Saturday will help boost the value of the signed Liverpool strip she is selling on-line.


Two late goals by Michael Owen ensured a victory against the odds for Liverpool, who are now two-thirds of the way to a unique treble of knockout trophies this season.


Liverpool fans who want to buy a piece of history can log on to the Internet and bid on-line for the strip which is being auctioned by lifelong Liverpool fan Allison Cooper.


Allison, who works as a production editor in the International Office at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, ran the Flora London Marathon to raise money for two charities and is hoping to boost the amount raised through the sale of the strip.


The shirt and shorts have been signed by cup final stars including Emile Heskey, Sami Hyypia, Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister, Robbie Fowler and two-goal hero Michael Owen.


Bidding for the kit currently stands at £320. To place your bid visit the university’s web site at www.lincoln.ac.uk, click on the ‘Bid for a signed kit’ banner and follow the on-screen instructions. The closing date for bids is 31st May 2001.


All the money raised will be divided equally between the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and Tommy’s Campaign, the charity which funds research into premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage.


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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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