You are bidding on a signed and framed Pele Shirt - Super presentation and definitely one which would look great on every wall.
When Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born in the Brazilian town of Tres Coracoes in October 1940, no-one could have predicted the phenomenal impact he would go on to have on the beautiful game. Football would never be quite the same again. Pele - as he became known at school - remains the game's greatest ever player more than 30 years after he finally hung up his famous boots and while rivals to his crown have come and gone, he is and will forever be the king of football. Signed at a young age by Santos, Pele burst onto the international stage as 17-year-old at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, scoring twice in Brazil's final triumph against the hosts.
The first chapter in the Pele legend had already been written but there were many more iconic moments to follow. Injury denied him the chance to play in a second World Cup final in 1962 after scoring in the tournament opener against Mexico but he was back on the biggest stage of them all eight years later to lead Brazil to another famous victory. Many consider the 1970 Brazilian side the greatest team in the history of the game. Pele was the captain and heartbeat of the side and in the final he scored the first goal and set up two more as the South Americans crushed the Azzurri 4-1 in what is widely regarded as the best performance ever in a World Cup final. Brazil's third World Cup triumph ensured they were to keep the famous Jules Rimet trophy indefinitely and Pele's place in football folklore was assured.
He finally retired from the game in 1977 after playing for New York Cosmos. He had played 92 times for his country, won three World Cup and scored over a thousand career goals. No-one has ever come close to eclipsing him. Own a piece of sporting history Brazil is the greatest and most successful footballing nation in the world and this famous 1970s shirt recalls the decade when Pele and his outrageously talented team-mates dominated the beautiful game, lifting the World Cup three times in 12 years.
This shirt is personally signed by Pele himself and is a stunning piece of sporting memorabilia that harks back to one of football's truly golden eras. Each shirt is issued with a certificate of authenticity.
How we are funded
St Andrew’s Hospice is a registered charity (No 1011117 England), employing about 120 staff and supported by more than 500 volunteers. It means we can provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. It currently costs £5.5-million a year to run the hospice, and only 18% is funded by the Government; we rely on the generosity of the public to fund the rest.
Who can refer?
We are independent of the NHS but work with healthcare organisations. Most patients live in North East Lincolnshire but people also come from other areas. Anyone can refer - the patient, their family or GP, the community nurse, a consultant and so on - in writing, by telephone or by visiting us.
How many people do we care for?
Each year, we provide care and support for more than 500 patients, both adults and children, and their families, friends and over 200 carers. We have twelve en-suite adult rooms and four rooms for children for overnight stays, and there is accommodation available for families to stay in too. St Andrew’s is also home to a special temperature-controlled bedroom, designed for children to stay with us following death until their funeral, allowing families to say farewell in their own time and in comfort, with staff on hand to provide support and advice.
Do patients or families have to pay?
No - all of our care and support is free, and is paid for mainly through the generosity of the public.
The Wellbeing programme
We aim to help patients to live well through being as in control of their condition as possible and, where appropriate, achieve the things that are important to you. Following a referral and initial assessment, a plan of support will be agreed for you that best meets your needs. This may be through attending one or more group sessions or one to one support if identified as appropriate, and may involve attending for complementary therapy, physiotherapy, small group work, relaxation or outpatient appointments. Most services offered through the wellbeing programme are time limited and patients will undergo regular reviews to ensure their needs are met in the most appropriate way. There is no charge for the programme. Anyone can refer to the programme by phoning 01472 571282.
Assisted bathing service
Our assisted bathing service is available free of charge for anyone aged 18 or over with a progressive life-limiting illness or palliative care needs, and who have no means of having a bath or shower at home. Patients will be offered up to eight bathing sessions while support is offered to look at longer term solutions.
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