Help raise funds for victims of the Christchurch Earthquake

Radio Sport New Zealand is raising funds for victims of the Christchurch Earthquake that rocked Canterbury on February 22 2011, and the Wellington Phoenix have jumped on board this fantastic charity initiative.

Radio Sport New Zealand is raising funds for victims of the Christchurch Earthquake that rocked Canterbury on February 22 2011, and the Wellington Phoenix have jumped on board this fantastic charity initiative.

Many New Zealand sports stars, organisations and fans have generously donated items to be auctioned off and the Wellington Phoenix are also participating.

Nathan Greenham, CEO of the Wellington Phoenix, said the whole club has been keen to get on board with this auction. He has even donated a signed Rivaldo shirt out of his own personal collection.

“As a club we are happy to support any initiative that is in favour of friends, colleagues and family of Christchurch to support Christchurch after their tragedy. This auction is one way we can show our support and with the backing of Radio Sport we can be confident we can make the most of what we can pull together.”

To date the Wellington Phoenix and Wellington Phoenix players have donated the following:

• A not publicly available signed 2007 pre-season shirt as worn by Richard Johnson. Richard Johnson played for Watford in the Premier League and even scored against Liverpool. The shirt is signed by the current Phoenix squad. • A ‘One Shot for Glory- street flag signed by all of the Phoenix-s All Whites plus Ricki Herbert. This is a unique memento of that famous night of 14 November. Was never able to be purchased. • A commerative Boca Juniors/Phoenix supporters pack including: o Boca supporters flag, poster, scarf, playing mittens, socks, cups and mug o Commerative Phoenix/Boca pennant (not available for purchase) o Boca cups and mug o Phoenix tie o Phoenix boot bag • A signed pair of Vince Lia football boots • A signed pair of Tony Lochhead engraved All White Boots and World Cup shirt • A signed set of Mark Paston World Cup gloves and goalkeepers shirt

Other notable signed items donated to date include a number of All Blacks items including a 2011 shirt, All Whites and Kiwis shirts, a Sachin Tendulkar cricket bat and a 2009 Australian team cricket bat.

The auction launched on Tuesday March 1 12.51pm - exactly one week after the earthquake struck - and the first of the items have opened for auction on trademe.co.nz.

Auction can be viewed here:http://www.radiosport.co.nz/content/web/auction/ and donations can be made here:http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate

Every cent raised in these auctions will go to the Red Cross for their Christchurch Earthquake appeal.