Auction of exclusive Liverpool FC memorabilia for The Christie
Press Release Posted 11 May 2012
Liverpool Football Club physiotherapist, Chris
Morgan, is holding an online auction of exclusive match-worn
memorabilia for The Christie cancer centre in Manchester. The
auction, which closes on Saturday at 7pm, features one-off
collectables from the club including a home strip shirt signed and
worn by Steven Gerrard in the FA cup win over Manchester United in
Chris, 32, is holding the auction to pledge his support
for The Christie after his friend and colleague, Gary Ablett, was
treated at the specialist cancer centre for non-hodgkins lymphoma.
Sadly, Gary lost his life, aged just 46, earlier this year. In
2011, Chris raised over £20,000 through a similar auction in return
for running the Great Manchester Run for The Christie.
Chris, who has been a physio at LFC for seven seasons now, is
auctioning a number of signed match-worn shirts from members of the
Liverpool squad including Suarez, Agger, Reina and Carragher.
Chris' dedication to The Christie has been spurred on this year
by the fact that his dad is now also being treated for non-hodgkins
lymphoma at the South Manchester cancer centre. Not only will Chris
run this year's Great Manchester Run on 20th May but a
few days later will set off on a three day coast-to-coast bike ride
across the North of England. Chris is also running a raffle to win
a Carling Cup Final shirt signed by the first team by sponsoring
him just £5 via his JustGiving page.
Chris said: "The Christie is a very special place to many
people. As I am originally from south Manchester, I was always
aware of the Christie when I was growing up; a number of my family
members have been treated there and my Dad has just completed a
course of chemotherapy for his illness. I want to thank the amazing
staff and experts who treated Gary and now my dad.
"I'm in the lucky position of being able to access these shirts
through the generosity of the Liverpool players and am hoping that
I can raise even more funds than last year through the auction. The
shirts up for auction are real collector's items, with match-worn
memorabilia so difficult to come by, and they're extra-special,
with the purchaser knowing that they'll be helping The Christie
continue to help the lives of people affected by cancer.
"Cancer is something that will affect us all in one way or
another; The Christie is the largest cancer specialist hospital in
Europe and a world leader in cancer research so my support isn't
just about the patients they treat today; it's about helping fund
the research that will help treat the patients of tomorrow."
To place a bid in the auction, visit Chris' auction page: before 7pm on
Saturday 12th May or to sponsor him, please visit his JustGiving page,
which will remain open until the end of May.
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