17th May 2001
Liverpool’s thrilling UEFA Cup final win last night means the famous club will go down in history as the first in Britain to win a historic treble of knockout cups.
Having watched last night’s match on the edge of her seat Liverpool fan Allison Cooper reckons that her team’s amazing success will help boost the value of the signed Liverpool strip she is selling on-line.
A 5-4 win over Spanish underdogs Alaves – clinched in the dying minutes by an own goal – put Liverpool on cloud nine after an epic contest in Dortmund.
Now 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 Allison, who works as a production editor at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
Allison ran the Flora London Marathon last month 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 Premiership stars including UEFA Cup final man of the match Gary McAllister and England striker Michael Owen, whose two goals clinched the FA Cup final in Cardiff.
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.
“Watching the goals go in for Liverpool last night was almost as exciting as watching the bids mount up on our university web site!” Allison joked.
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.
For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
Tel: 01522 886042
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