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Tour de France auction raises nearly £2000

Craven District Council's auction of Tour de France memorabilia attracted nearly 100 bids and raised nearly £2000 in pledges for the Chairman of the Council's charity, Lupus UK

TdF Memoribilia Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowUp for auction were twelve Tour de France lamppost banners and 50 bundles of the iconic yellow, green, polka dot and Union Jack bunting that adorned Skipton town centre last summer. The auction closed on November 28 at midnight.

Bidders dug deep for the chance to own a piece of Tour de France history. The Council received a total of £1064.40  in pledges for the twelve banners alone, with some bids surpassing the £200 mark. The bunting raised £888.52, with some people offering more than £30 for a five metre bundle.  The current total raised (updated 4th December) is £1952.92.

Chairman of Councillor Cllr Linda Brockbank said: "The auction has been amazing and the total pledged has far surpassed what we expected. I would like to thank everyone who has supported the auction and bid for the memorabilia. All the money raised will go to Lupus UK, the charity I am supporting this year."

Craven District Council will contact all auction winners personally to arrange for payment and collection of the banners and bunting.

Press release date 1 December 2014