Lionel Messi Charity Auction

Here is your chance to get your hands on a signed & framed Lionel Messi shirt. Money raised from this auction will go to the Newcastle United Foundation.

To place your bid, you will need to either login to your account, or create an account (Click 'Place bid' to do this).

Once you're logged into your account, please navigate back to the Lionel Messi Charity Auction where you will be asked to make a Security Purchase of £1 before placing your bid (Once again Click 'Place bid' to do this). Once you have made your Security Purchase, you will once again need to navigate back to the Lionel Messi Charity Auction where you will be able to place your bid (There is an allowance of 5 bids for every £1 Security Purchase made).

Certificate of Authenticity

This best-selling FC Barcelona home shirt was personally signed by global megastar Lionel Messi during our private signing session with the former Blaugrana captain in Paris. All Official Lionel Messi signed merchandise is created under license by Icons Shop Ltd and comes with an Official Lionel Messi signed merchandise Certificate of Authenticity, which has an image of Lionel signing the product. Icons are Lionel Messi's official and exclusive signing partner and have been signing with the superstar since 2006.

About the Foundation

Newcastle United Foundation is an independent registered charity using the power of football to connect, motivate and inspire people in our region. Through community, education, health and wellbeing, and sports programmes delivered across Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside and Gateshead, we strive to improve physical and mental health, boost learning and career prospects and provide life-changing opportunities for everyone – no matter their goals in life.

Terms and conditions for the Lionel Messi Charity Auction (the "Charity Auction"). By entering the Charity Auction, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (these "Terms and Conditions"). Promotional materials relating to the auction, including all information on how to enter the auction, also form part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence. The promoter of this auction is EML ("EML"). Participants must be at least 18 years old. Employees and agents of EML or any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies and their immediate families and members of their households, and anyone otherwise connected with operation or fulfilment of the auction are not eligible to take part. EML reserves the right to require participants to prove that they are eligible to enter the auction. If any winner is found to be ineligible, EML reserves the right to award any prize to another participant and to require the return of any prize already awarded. The Charity Auction commences at 09:00 UK time on the 22nd September 2023 and all entries must be received by 23:59 UK time on the closing date of 9th October 2023. Participants must successfully place their bid and in turn must provide first name, last name, email address and telephone number. Successful entries must bid correctly for their chance to win. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted. The Charity Auction will be promoted on (the "Website"). Use of script, macro, or any automated system to enter the auction is prohibited and entries made (or which appear to have been made) using any such system may be treated as void. Any illegible, incomplete or fraudulent entries will be rejected. Participants are allowed to bid more than once to achieve the highest bid. There is one signed & framed Lionel Messi shirt to win when successfully bidding on the Charity Auction. The prize is as stated and is non-exchangeable and non-transferable. There is no cash or other alternative to the prizes in whole or in part. The winner of the Charity Auction will be the highest bid received before the end of the applicable closing date.

The winner will be notified and invoiced by e-mail once the Charity Auction has closed at 23:59 UK time on the closing date of 9th October 2023 via the e-mail address provided on entry. The winner will have until 16:00 UK time on 10th October 2023 to make payment. EML reserves the right to award the prize to the subsequent highest bid if payment is not received by this time.

The winner may be required to submit valid identification before receiving their prize. The prize will be sent to the winners’ delivery address provided on entry. If any e-mails to the winner are returned as undeliverable, EML reserves the right to award the prize to the subsequent highest bid or could decide to extend the auction's end date. EML reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Charity Auction in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the charity auction is not capable of being conducted as specified within these Terms and Conditions or in the event of a virus, a computer bug or unauthorised human intervention or any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of EML that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the charity auction. Neither EML nor any of its subsidiary or affiliated companies are responsible for any condition, circumstances, losses, failures or delays caused by events beyond its or their control such as (but not limited to) the acts or defaults of any supplier selected by EML to provide the prizes or otherwise that may cause the charity auction to be disrupted or corrupted, or that may lead to loss or damage of the prize in transit to the winners. Any participant who enters or attempts to enter the Charity Auction in a manner, which in EML's reasonable determination is contrary to these Terms and Conditions or by its nature is unjust to other entrants (including without limitation tampering with the operation of the Charity Auction, cheating, hacking, deception or any other unfair playing practices such as intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or EML and/or any of its agents or representatives) may be rejected from the Charity Auction at EML's sole discretion. Furthermore, where such actions have significantly impaired the Charity Auction, EML may, at its sole discretion, add further stages to the charity auction as it deems reasonably necessary to resolve any problems arising as a result of such actions.