25 Mar 2013


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 auction.

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.

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