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The Paul Birch Trust

The Paul Birch Trust has taken on even more significance since his sad sad parting from bone cancer today. Villa Hero - Paul Birch - RIP

He leaves behind his daughter and was looking to this trust to secure her future.

The Paul Birch Trust was set up and run by the excellent Former Players Association with the aim of ensuring a better quality of life for his 10-year-old daughter.

We were able, on Vital Villa, to raise over 1300 when we made the appeal before but maybe now those that weren't able to donate at the time would consider just a few pounds towards the memory of our former hero.

All donations, no matter what the sum, will be gratefully received. To make your donation, please make cheques payable to – PAUL BIRCH TRUST – and send to:

Paul Birch Trust
C/o Aston Villa FPA
Main Reception
Villa Park
Birmingham
B6 6HE


I don't have a great deal left to raffle Villa wise, however I'll see if the club can offer something and I'll announce what if and when they can. On top of that I have one signed ball left. This was from the 2004 squad so obviously isn't new BUT it does have the signature of Sir Dennis of Mortimer on it (to be honest, the only signature where you can actually tell the name, the others are just mad squiggles!) This has been a prized treasure of mine for a good while now but if we can get bids over 75 I'll be happy to part with it. As said, the main signature is Dennis Mortimers which I remember reading at one stage was one of the most sort after signatures in the world of football. Wish I'd kept the article so I could quote it properly.

I've also got a limited edition Tony Smith print (348 of 600 in the world) 'Duel In The Sun' which I'd be happy to donate.



The Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 13 November 1994. The final championship round and the title still in the balance. Just moments after the start Nigel Mansell is out-accelerated by the two championship contestants. Mansell went on to win the race after Schumacher and Hill collided on lap 36. Schumacher in the Benetton-Ford became the 1994 F1 World Champion.

This is a signed, mounted and framed print and is obviously a sold out stock. Offers over 300 will be accepted - highest bid the winner - with proceeds going to the Paul Birch Trust. (Due to it being framed, the print would have to be picked up OR posted without the frame)




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 2 2009

Time: 3:20PM

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R.I.P Birchy. You will never be forgotten.
holte ender 1969
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03/02/2009 20:44:00

R.I.P Birchy all ways a Lion.
B6_COMPANY
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04/02/2009 10:23:00

The good die young R.I.P
medzy
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04/02/2009 18:28:00

J I remember when I bid and won a DVD of your European Cup triumph (1982) when that young lady died a while back, it too is signed by Dennis Mortimer - it's yours to auction if you want it for the Paul Birch Trust!
merlin
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04/02/2009 20:30:00

Thanks Merlin, will email.
The Fear
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05/02/2009 12:46:00

 

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