ITFC auction for Tsunami victims

EVER fancied being Ipswich Town's mascot – or watching a match from the comfort of the directors' box?These are just two of the goodies on offer in a fundraising online auction for the British Red Cross tsunami appeal.

EVER fancied being Ipswich Town's mascot – or watching a match from the comfort of the directors' box?

These are just two of the goodies on offer in a fundraising online auction for the British Red Cross tsunami appeal.

Ipswich Town FC has set up the auction to raise much-needed funds for the British Red Cross and the Asia Tsunami Appeal.

Also under the hammer are some Ipswich Town experiences that money can't buy.


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They include the chance for up to four people to watch the players train, the ultimate hospitality package to watch Neil Diamond at Portman Road this summer and the chance to own a framed photo of the famous 'Shefki dive', signed by the player.

Club chief executive Derek Bowden said: "We have been inundated with requests for memorabilia to help raise funds for the Appeal.

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"We felt that the best way for us to make a real difference was to hold our own auction with some uniquely Ipswich Town experiences and items.

"We know Town fans will dig deep to bid for these great items and experiences and raise money for this appeal."

The online auction is on the Club's website and can be found under Auctions on www.itfc.co.uk or under Football on www.qxl.co.uk, and runs until Tuesday 1st February.

The lots are:

Two seats in the Directors Box at Portman Road for Ipswich Town v. Nottingham Forest, including car park pass and access to the Champions Lounge at half time and post match.

The chance for your child (5 - 16 years) to be a mascot at the Derby County game 2nd April.

The chance for up to four people to come up to the Training Ground to watch the players train.

Large framed picture of the 2004/05 squad which has been signed by the squad.

Framed photo of the famous 'Don't try this at home' Shefki dive, signed by the player.

Framed black and white photo of Mick Mills drinking out of the UEFA Cup in 1981, which Mick has signed.

Framed Replica 1978 FA Cup winners shirt, signed by the goal scorer Roger Osborne.

Pair of Kelvin Davis' match worn goalkeepers gloves, which he has signed.

Chance to spend the day with the Media Team at Portman Road, attending Joe's Press Conference, meeting the players and getting involved in our own Ipswich World TV news programme.

Hospitality and tickets for two people to enjoy the Neil Diamond concert at Portman Road on 26th May 2005.

The hospitality includes a champagne reception, four course meal with wine and Coffee, complimentary event programme and well as some of the best seats in the house to watch the concert.

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