A signed photo of the 1966 England football
team, a Gran Corsa high specification bike and a gold plated
Optimus Harmonica are just a few items being auctioned to raise
money for Prostate Cancer UK. The auction is now live and ends on
Sunday 31 March.
The Sledgehammer Auction, featuring
memorabilia and signed goods from the sporting and celebrity
worlds, coincides with the final days of The Sledgehammer
Fund, the charity's major national awareness and fundraising
drive fronted by comedian Bill Bailey.
As part of Prostate Cancer UK's Charity of
the Year partnership with Royal Mail Group, a number of items have
been donated, including an enlargement of a stamp showing David
Cameron outside Number 10 Downing Street signed by the Prime
Minister, a Team GB Medal Winners Stamp Collection: The Official
2012 Compendium and a hi-vis Royal Mail jacket signed by the
Emmerdale cast. Royal Mail will also match all funds raised through
The partnership with Royal Mail Group aims
to raise £2 million, over 2 years, and help fund up to 50
specialist nurses - in turn helping around 44,000 more men.
Prostate Cancer UK supports men with the disease, provides vital
information and finds answers by funding research.
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at
Prostate Cancer UK, said: "The Sledgehammer Auction is a fantastic
opportunity to help raise the vital funds the charity needs to help
more men survive prostate cancer and receive the support they
deserve. Our thanks go to Royal Mail Group and everyone who donated
items who have made this auction possible."
All items will be available to bid for on
eBay's charity auction site.