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Club Legends Cup fan auctions raise close to £15,000 for Cure Leukaemia

Posted: Thu 05 Jun 2014

The 12 successful bidders from the Club Legends Cup fan auctions have been contacted to inform them they will be lining up with their heroes at the LG Arena on Saturday July 12.

Hundreds of fans submitted their bids to represent Birmingham City, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City and Walsall in the unique indoor football tournament taking place the day before the FIFA World CupFinal. 

The successful bids have raised nearly £15,000 for Midlands blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia, with Richard Flanagan putting in the winning bid for the Blues spot.

The lucky winners will be playing with the likes of Darren Purse, Michael Johnson,Lee Hendrie, Stiliyan Petrov, Stephen Pressley, David Busst, Matt Murray, Jorge Leitao and many more legends from Midlands football allowing them to become Legends for the day.

They will receive VIP treatment with an invitation to the exclusive after party with the players and an appearance in the official event programme amongst the additional benefits on July 12.

Chief executive of Cure Leukaemia James McLaughlin said, “We are incredibly grateful for the generosity shown by football fans around the region and the money raised from these auctions will be worth £150,000 in potentially life-saving drugs.

"We know the fans will have an unforgettable experience safe in the knowledge their donation will directly help save the lives of leukaemia patients around the Midlands.”

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper and tournament ambassador Matt Murray said, “I am very excited about being involved in this tournament. Fans always say that they can do better so this is perfect opportunity for them to show us
in person! 

"I think it will be a memorable tournament for everyone involved and hopefully we will raise a huge amount of money for a great charity in the process. I look forward to lining up with some of my old teammates as well and you can be sure that we will want to win!”

Ticket details for the Legends Cup can be purchased online here or by calling 0844 338 8000.

All money raised from the day goes to Midlands blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia
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