AN AUCTION of memorabilia from the world of sport, film and television is being held by a Southam company to raise money for Combat Stress.
The Wigley Group is launching the two-week auction to raise money for the UK’s mental health charity for veterans.
The property, construction and development firm will be auctioning more than 40 items including a football and football boot signed by England World Cup footballer Sir Geoff Hurst, signed photographs of Star Wars actors Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher and photographs signed by the cast of TV series Game of Thrones.
Signed photos of Dame Vera Lynn, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes also feature among the lots along with a signed copy of Monty Python’s Flying Circus signed by Eric Idle.
The online auction will start on Saturday (October 10) and run for two weeks.
Wigley Group chairman Robert Wigley said: “Combat Stress is a great cause which helps veterans with complex mental health issues, and we are delighted to be supporting its work by holding an online auction that also coincides with World Mental Health Day.
“We have managed to secure a fantastic array of items from the world of sport, film and television, and hope they will attract a lot of interest which in turn will generate much-needed funds for the charity.”
And Combat Stress fund-raising director Robert Marsh added the money raised will come at a difficult time for the charity.
He said: “These are challenging times. The anxiety and isolation brought on by the pandemic has been making life even harder for some veterans, and the need for our specialist services remains critical.
“The money raised from this auction will help us to continue delivering these life-changing specialist services to veterans across the UK so they can tackle the past and take on the future.”
The auction is being held on ebid and will run until Friday October 23.
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