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Albion in the Community auctioning signed items from promotion season

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Brighton & Hove Albion fans are being given another chance to bid on signed memorabilia from the club’s historic 2016/17 campaign.

Albion in the Community (AITC) is auctioning a number of signs items to raise money to help fund its inclusive football sessions and other award-winning work across Sussex.

AITC is the largest provider of football opportunities for people with a disability in the area and runs more than 25 regular sessions throughout the county.

A fortnightly inclusive football session costs the charity around £3,000 to run each year and Seagulls fans can help fund these sessions by purchasing items from AITC’s online auction.

The charity is currently auctioning a number of signed match-issued home shirts from last season; life-sized signed cardboard cut-outs featuring a range of Seagulls stars and signed boots and gloves donated by last season’s squad.

Fans have until 24 August to bid and can do so online at:

Matt Dorn, the charity’s chief executive officer, said: “Securing promotion to the Premier League for the first time will go down in the club’s history and our auction is a fantastic opportunity for fans to secure some brilliant mementos from the campaign.

“The money raised by the auction will go towards funding our inclusive football sessions and help us continue to give people with a disability the chance to play football.

“Similar auctions that took place last year helped us raise a significant amount of money – money that then had a genuine impact on some of the many people we work with.”