Make bid on Mortimer jersey to help

THE last time Bulldog legend Steve Mortimer wore this number 7 jersey he helped the Kangaroos soundly trounce Papua New Guinea 38-2 in their inaugural game during their 1982 World Tour.

Mortimer, a recent inductee into the NSW Rugby League Hall of Fame, donated his jersey to retiree Irene Sykes (pictured) to help fundraise for her Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event.
The professionally framed jersey is being auctioned on eBay Australia until Monday, June 24, 2.30pm, so make a bid.
“I have been fundraising for Cancer Council NSW for the past 13 years in honour of my late friend, Pearl Gillett, who I lost to cancer,” said Irene, who lives at the Cardinal Freeman Retirement Village in Ashfield.
“Since January this year, I have noticed as many as 14 people diagnosed with cancer at my retirement village. The residents are not very wealthy, yet every one of them supports the cause one way or the other,” she said. “We all realise the importance of cancer research.”
She said the jersey had now come full circle; from being worn by a great, to being auctioned off for a great cause.
All money raised from the auction will go directly to Cancer Council and the works they do for cancer research and prevention.
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