News — February 7, 2013 18:35

Special Auction For The Unique ’96’ Matchworn Jackets

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The second phase of a special auction to bid for the unique ’96’ anthem jackets worn by Liverpool FC and Manchester United players is now live for two weeks only, with all proceeds raised going to the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG).

The first phase of the auction was launched before Christmas and raised almost £7,000. There is now another opportunity to bid for these exclusive items and help raise money for the Hillsborough families.

Margaret Aspinall, HFSG, said: “We are delighted with the money raised so far and are thankful to both Clubs who donated the jackets to the Hillsborough families.

1 - Margaret Aspinall, Chair of Hillsborough Family Support Group and Ian Ayre, Liverpool FC's Managing Director launching the auction, with three of the '96' jackets

“It isn’t too late to get one of these iconic jackets so I urge fans from both Clubs to bid to help raise much needed funds for the families’ fight for justice.”

The players and fans gave a special message in support of the Hillsborough families prior to the Premier League clash at Anfield in September – supporters held cards that created three mosaics spelling out ‘Truth – Justice – 96’, words synonymous with the Hillsborough campaign.

Both Man United and Liverpool players wore exclusive anthem jackets which displayed the number 96 – in support of the 96 people who lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

The jackets, as well as the Liverpool black away version worn against Sunderland the previous week, were donated by both Clubs to HFSG, with Liverpool players signing their individual tops.

Sunderland v Liverpool - Premier League (1-1)

The second phase of the auction started on Wednesday 6 February and will end at midnight on Friday 16 February. Bidding can be accessed on ebay by searching http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/official_hfsg

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