Academy team up with West Suffolk Hospital Forget-Me-Not Dementia camapignFootball fans will get the chance to own some iconic Ipswich Town images in a special online auction launched this Sunday (19th April).
The auction of signed Ipswich photos, past and present, captures some of the most famous moments from the club’s history – from winning the FA Cup and UEFA Cup to their Wembley play-off triumph in 2000.
The current squad have also supported the auction by signing memorable images from this season’s exciting promotion challenge.
All money raised from the week-long auction will be split between West Suffolk Hospital Charity’s Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign and the ITFC Academy.
The auction finishes on the evening of Sunday 26th April – just hours after a special charity football match at Bury Town between an ITFC Legends squad and the Forget-Me-Not FC, made up of members of the public who have paid to play against their heroes.
Dave Gooderham, fundraising manager for the hospital charity, said: “The iconic images cover some great moments from Ipswich Town’s past and have been signed by the likes of Kevin Beattie, Matt Holland and Mick Mills.
“We are also delighted to also have signed photos from Mick McCarthy, Luke Chambers, Tyrone Mings, Daryl Murphy and many more.
“We would like to thank Ipswich Town and the East Anglian Daily Times for helping us obtain these wonderful photos and signatures and help support two worthwhile charities.”
The auction will start at 8pm on Sunday evening when the special hospital charity eBay page – www.wsh.nhs.uk/itfcphotoauction.aspx - will go live, ending a week later on the evening of Sunday 26 April.
Also on the 26th, fans will get a chance to see the likes of Titus Bramble, Kieron Dyer and Simon Milton in action at Ram Meadow for the special charity match supporting both charities.
Kick-off is 3pm with tickets available on the gate, priced £10 adults and £5 children.
The day will also include a beer festival, live music and a special match involving Bury Town Under-10s, which kicks off at midday.
For more information on either the auction or the Legends match, please contact the fundraising team on 01284 712952 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.