Leeds United have announced that their official eBay store will be donating 10% of all sales of match-worn shirts to this year’s nominated charity partner Greenpeace.
In an article on the club website, Leeds United say that they will be “placing a selection of match worn shirts from out home fixtures against Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday up for auction,” informing fans that “10% of each sale [is]going to our charity partner of the year Greenpeace.”
The club said that a reserve of £60 will be placed on each shirt and that this auctioning of match worn shirts is to become a regular thing on the club’s eBay store.
Moving away from corporate sponsorship, where a club reaps financial reward for a link with a company, Leeds United announced a link-up with Greenpeace on June 11 last year, as per the club website.
In what the club called “an unprecedented move”, Leeds United’s replica junior shirts bore the Greenpeace name emblazoned across the front of the said shirts. Furthermore, with each shirt that is purchased, Leeds United will make a £5 donation to the Greenpeace Environmental trust, a donation that will be used to campaign in the protecting of vulnerable rainforests from Indonesia to the Amazon basin.
Already, according to the article on the website from today, this partnership between football and environmental concern has raised upwards of £30,000 for Greenpeace, a figure that is sure to swell once these shirts are listed and bid on.
These shirts aren’t on the Leeds United eBay store as of yet, but there are six on there from the recent home game vs Brighton. Four of these shirts, those worn by Liam Cooper, Charlie Taylor, Ronaldo Vieira and Kyle Bartley are going for bids of £100 or more – Bartley’s being the one with the highest bid so far of £200.