Tom Daley auctions diving trunks for charity
Tom Daley's trunks and a private diving lesson from the young Olympic medallist are among the items going under the hammer at a charity auction in Plymouth.
A host of stars have donated lots to the Spirit Of Sport Charity Memorabilia Auction, including cyclist Bradley Wiggins, footballer Robin van Persie and Cornish-trained sailor Sir Ben Ainslie.
The event takes place at Plymouth Life Centre, with funds raised going to Meningitis UK, 42 Commando and the Snowdrop Appeal.
Diver Tom said: "It is a pleasure to support the charity sports night at the Life Centre. The aim is to raise as much as possible for these wonderful charities. So please attend, donate and give generously – every penny helps."
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Other stars to donate items include Plymouth-trained gold medal winning swimmer Ruta Meilutyte and former boxer Mike Tyson. Around 30 lots will be auctioned, including football boots signed by Chelsea captain John Terry, a London Wasps signed rugby shirt and a jacket signed by sailing legend Dennis Conner.
A raffle will also be held, with first prize of either a framed football shirt signed by Lionel Messi, or a framed and signed shirt from the England 1966 World Cup squad.
The event is co-organised by Meningitis UK community ambassador Becky McLaren, 41, from Saltash in Cornwall, who lost her seven-month-old step-granddaughter Gracie Violet to meningitis in February 2011.
Becky said: "There will be so many fantastic items up for grabs, it's touching to see people's generosity. We hope as many people as possible come, so we can raise all we can for the three amazing charities."
The fundraisers all work for Lloyds TSB. This is their third fundraiser in 15 months for the charities and they have already raised £33,000. Lloyds TSB will match fund anything they raise.
The auction takes place on February 10 from 7pm. DJ David FitzGerald from BBC Radio Devon will act as the auctioneer.
For more details, go to www.facebook.com/SpiritOfSportCharityMemorabiliaAuction, or call Becky on 07894 254596.