Fans raise Tsunami aid cash

KIND-HEARTED Ipswich Town fans have today raised more than £3,000 for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster after digging deep in to their pockets in an online auction.

KIND-HEARTED Ipswich Town fans have today raised more than £3,000 for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster after digging deep in to their pockets in an online auction.

The magnificent total has been raised in just one week, as fans flew in to a bidding frenzy to get their hands on some once-in-a-lifetime items.

A signed, framed photo of Shefki Kuqi's famous dive, tickets to watch the Nottingham Forest game in the director's box, and a framed replica 1978 FA Cup winners shirt, signed by Roger Osborne were among the most popular items bid for on the club's website.

The item which reached the highest price was a chance for a child to be a mascot at the Derby County game, selling for over £600.

A spokesman for the club said: "We decided to do the auction after we were approached by literally hundred of groups asking us to help out with signed memorabilia for various tsunami fundraising events.

"Obviously, it was impossible to support them all so we felt this was the best way to do it.

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"We are extremely pleased with the final total. We always felt that we would receive huge support for what is obviously a fantastically worthwhile cause, and people have not let us down."

The money will be given directly to the British Red Cross Tsunami Appeal fund.

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