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Foundation auction returns with European souvenirs

As a staple part of its fundraising, the Leicester Tigers Foundation online auctions are once again offering supporters an opportunity to bid on sporting memorabilia through charitable donations. 

Historically, the auctions have made available match-worn shirts and special commemorative jerseys as well as signed merchandise, with all proceeds supporting the work of the Foundation in the community. 

The latest auction and future fundraising plans aim to support the Tigers Foundation’s SEND project which offers support across the county in schools and out for children with special educational needs. 

Using this crucial fundraising, the Foundation plans to relaunch the successful SEND Schools programme and continuing its support for the Leicester Tigers Wheelchair Rugby team. 

To kick off proceedings once again, the auction incudes two exclusive items from the European Challenge Cup. 

First up is an official European Challenge Cup match ball signed by fly-half George Ford, following the semi-final victory over Ulster at Mattioli Woods Welford Road. This Gilbert ball (size 5) features the Challenge Cup logo.

To place your bid, simply click the link below.

You can also place a bid on a unique Man of the Match medal which was prepared for presentation at the Leicester Tigers versus Castres Olympique fixture last season before the fixture was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As part of the competition’s official proceedings, tournament organisers EPCR announce a Man of the Match winner after every match but with no fixture played, this totally unique item could be yours and with Tigers reaching the Challenge Cup Final for the first time, this is an opportunity to own a little memento of your own. 

Both auctions are open from 3.30pm today (Saturday) to coincide with kick-off in the Tigers’ home game against Harlequins. The matchball auction will finish at 12.00pm on Tuesday, May 18 and the Man of the Match medal auction will close at 3.30pm on Challenge Cup Final day next Friday (May 21). 

To find out more about the Leicester Tigers Foundation and its work, click the link below.