A number of limited-edition signed hummel shirts which travelled to near-space are being auctioned off to support young people in Merseyside access once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
Four signed shirts in total were launched from Welshpool into near space, reaching a peak altitude of just under 30km before landing back down on Earth three hours later in Ecclsehall.
The shirts, designed by Everton Football College student, Ethan were brought to life by Everton’s technical partner hummel as part of Everton Free School’s ten-year anniversary.
All four shirts, two signed by Everton men’s first team, and two signed by Everton Women's first team are now up for grabs thanks to NCM Auctions whose platform will host the two auctions, allowing supporters to bid and track the money raised.
Funds raised will enable Everton Free School to provide its students with the opportunity to undertake a range of extra-curricular activities, including representing Everton Football College overseas at next year’s Dallas Cup in April, as Principal, Steve Baker explains:
“Enabling young people to reach their potential whilst providing them with pathways and Football College opportunities to thrive is at the heart of what we do at Everton Free School, so it’s rather fitting that our 10 year Anniversary celebrations will culminate in raising funds to provide our students with a fantastic opportunity to represent Everton overseas.
“We’re incredibly appreciative of our technical partner, hummel, for providing us with the opportunity to design and produce these bespoke shirts, and to NCM Auctions for providing us with the platform to auction the shirts off.”
NCM Auctions has been selling used and new equipment, stock and assets in a sustainable manner for a range of recognised brands via auction for over a decade including Twitter, DHL, Waitrose, Volvo, CBRE, Compass Group and hundreds of colleges and council organisations.