Exeter Chiefs launch online auction to raise funds for local NHS

Exeter Chiefs have launched an online auction to help raise funds for staff working at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

Rugby fans can bid on a collection of signed shirts and memorabilia from recent years on eBay until Thursday April 30.


Some of the items for sale include signed Chiefs players' shirts dating back to 2013, through to the present day. There are also signed Rugby World Cup 2015 corner flags, and an embroidered LV= Cup Final shirt from the victorious 2014 tournament.

Merchandise hunters have until Thursday, April 30, to bid on eBay. Credit: eBay/Exeter Foundation

The #HelpUsHelpYou appeal was launched to support staff at the Royal Devon & Exeter Trust as they work to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

Donations will also help to create a dedicated rest area, and allow the trust to provide iPads for patients to video call their families.

Champions elect? Exeter Chiefs were top of the Gallagher English Premiership when the season was halted in March. Credit: PA

The Chiefs have not taken to the field since the pandemic outbreak halted the Premiership season.

Victory over Bath at Sandy Park on Saturday March 7 left the Devon side sitting top of the table and primed to reach a fifth successive end-of-season final.

No announcement has yet been made about the resumption and conclusion of the 2019/20 campaign.

Go to https://www.charity.ebay.co.uk/charity/Exeter-Foundation/148829 to see the items up for auction.