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Golf features strongly in on-line charity auction

11.45am 1st February 2001 - People

Sports fans can bid over the Internet for all kinds of sporting goodies including a round of golf at The Belfry PGA golf course with Olympic athletes Steve Backley and Mick Hill, a Lacoste polo shirt signed by Colin Montgomerie, a golf glove signed and worn by Paul Lawrie, a football signed by 1966 hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst, an oar signed by the Olympic gold medallists in the Coxless Fours, Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster and James Cracknell, and a day at Lord’s with Angus Fraser.

Imperial Cancer Research Fund has teamed up with bookmakers Ladbrokes to pull together the array of sporting items which it is hoped will raise thousands of pounds for the charity’s vital cancer research.

Bids can be placed over a two week period from February 6, 2001, when the auction goes live on the web at

Alison Smith of Imperial Cancer Research Fund said: “Sports personalities have been keen to support us and we are delighted with the items they have been kind enough to donate. Lots more memorabilia has been pledged and we hope people will log on with generous bids in February.”

The auction is one of the events marking the launch of Imperial Cancer’s new Dads & Lads Campaign on 6 February to raise awareness of cancers that affect men. The campaign aims to encourage men and their families to become more aware of the symptoms and risk factors of men’s cancers, including testicular and prostate cancer.

Imperial Cancer Research Fund

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