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Families of Shoreham Airshow disaster victims auction signed Albion shirt

- July 25, 2018

A priceless piece of Albion memorabilia is being auctioned for a charity linked to the families of the Shoreham Airshow disaster victims.

A shirt signed by the Seagull’s first team from their first season in the Premier League will be sold to the highest bidder on Sunday July 29.

It is one of a limited edition of just 20, celebrating Albion’s first top-flight season for 25 years.

The shirt was donated to the parents of Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone, the 23 year old football fans who died on August 22, 2015 when Andy Hill’s plane hit the A27.

To bid for the shirt email your bid to, with the subject line “Brighton and Hove Shirt auction”. You must include your full name and contact number. The organisers will reply to tell you whether or not your bid is the current top bid, and give you unlimited chances to rebid.

Pilot Andy Hill, whose failed loop-the-loop maneuver resulted tragedy, was charged with eleven counts of manslaughter by gross negligence in March, over the deaths of Jacob, Matt and nine other men. His trial is scheduled for January.

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