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An NFT collection of Sir Geoff Hurst’s 1966 World Cup memorabilia will benefit Alzheimer’s charity

An NFT collection of Sir Geoff Hurst's 1966 World Cup memorabilia will benefit Alzheimer's charity

Sir Geoff Hurst, one of the last living English footballers with clear memories of the 1966 World Cup final victory against West Germany, has digitally conserved and put up for auction NFTs of his memorabilia from the victory.

The project, titled The Everlasting Memory, will raise funds and awareness for two charities close to Sir Geoff’s heart – Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Society – while England competes for its first major tournament since 1966.

1 of 1 NFTs and open edition NFTs will be auctioned via Rarible, the largest NFT aggregator marketplace. As the current Three Lions squad advances through the tournament in Qatar, the Multiple Edition NFTs go on sale on December 3, while the One-Off goes on sale on December 16.

Only three members of the 1966 England football team are still alive, including Sir Geoff, with a terrible number of England’s greatest football heroes tragically succumbing to Alzheimer’s.

Creators of the world-famous Voice Gems system, Harry Yaffe and Trung Bao are responsible for the artwork made by Sir Geoff’s Vocal Memory. A system of two hundred thousand particles that transforms voice recordings into one-of-a-kind, world-class sculptures. The duo is gathering the most iconic voices and recollections from throughout the world for the Voice Gems 1000 Year Archive.

Earlier this summer, Voice Gems creator Harry Yaffe met Sir Geoff at Wembley, the site of the memorable World Cup final, where Sir Geoff took inspiration from his recollections to create Reaps One’s NFTs.

Sir Geoff fears that his memories of the World Cup may be fading as he watches his teammates suffer from a dreadful ailment, which makes his participation in the initiative all the more meaningful.

As the Three Lions try to win in Qatar and after the Lionesses did so well at Euro in the summer, the hat-trick hero hopes that his memories will inspire future generations if they are saved digitally. Winner of the World Cup said:
“As time passes, and memories fade, the 1966 World Cup is still etched in my brain, and I am fortunate to be able to remember that life-changing experience even at the age of 80. I am. Watching from the side-line as World Cup winning teammates have been affected by the terrible disease that is Alzheimer’s has been a humbling experience. These amazing men were much more than teammates, they were heroes to me – And for the rest of the country.”

“Raising vital funds and awareness for charities like Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Society, is close to my heart and getting involved in an NFT project to do that has been an eye-opening experience. Of course, I’ve read about this new world of NFTs, and my Grandson has often talked about them – to be able to call on my own memories of 66′ and immortalise them digitally for future generations was what really intrigued me.”

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