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Club Legends Cup Auctions Complete

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10:17 4th June 2014

Almost £15,000 raised for Cure Leukaemia

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


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


The successful bids have raised nearly £15,000 for Midlands blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia.


The lucky winners of the Wolves auction will play alongside the team of former players set to include Matt Murray, Rob Edwards, Jody Craddock and Ade Akinbiyi.


They will also 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 12th.


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.”


Murray, set to step between the sticks in Wolves colours once again, added:  “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 team mates as well and you can be sure that we will want to win!”


Tickets are on sale for the event priced at £10 for Adults and £2 for U-16s (plus booking fees) and can be purchased here: http://www.lgarena.co.uk/whatson/club-legends-cup/ or by calling 0844 338

8000.


All money raised from the day goes to Midlands blood cancer charity Cure Leukaemia. http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk


Prior to the Club Legends Cup will be the FootieBugs Little Legends Cup featuring six regional kids teams and a Ladies Legends match between two top Midlands sides.


Away from the football there will be a host of fun activities around the concourse areas of the LG Arena making it a great day out for the whole family.





 

 

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