A PIECE of Burton Albion’s history is up for grabs as part of a drive to raise cash for charity.
The 1987 FA Trophy final match ball is being auctioned off in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
On an historic day, the Brewers contested the final at the old Wembley Stadium against non-league giants Kidderminster Harriers, sharing a goalless draw, before losing the replay 2-1.
It was the first and only time Albion have been to Wembley in the club’s near 64-year history.
Now, Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters’ Trust have been given the ball by Paul “Ocker” Davies, who played on the day for Kiddie.
He himself had only just received it from John Pryce, the club’s ‘boot boy’ who was given the ball after full-time on May 9, 1987.
Cash raised from the ball’s sale will be added to that raised from a charity walk being undertaken by 50 fans, who are walking from Kidderminster to Forest Green for a game in April.
They are hoping to raise £10,000 from the 60-mile hike.
Any Albion fans interested in making a bid for the ball should email either Karl Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Pountney on email@example.com by 10pm on March 1.
A bid of £200 has already been received.
All cash raised is going to Macmillan and donations can be made at www.justgiving.co.uk/fgrwalkers.