Celebrities donate items to support charity auction

Sir Chris Hoy has donated an item for the auction
Sir Chris Hoy has donated an item for the auction

A woman whose father died unexpectedly is asking for help to raise money for a charity he supported.

Allan Bicknell died aged 60 in August 2010 and his daughter Sally Edgington is trying to raise £10,000 for the RNLI in his memory.

Sally ran the London Marathon in 2011 and her two children are taking part in the Waendel Walk at the weekend to boost the £4,000 she has raised already.

Mrs Edgington, of Higham Ferrers, is holding a charity auction and raffle at The Band Club in Higham Ferrers on Saturday, October 4, and is appealing for businesses to help.

She said: “I have written over 300 letters and have had a great response with signed items from stars including Stephen Fry, Al Murray, Mo Farah, Chris Hoy, Clare Balding, Tony Blair, David Cameron and Gary Barlow, and tickets to family days out, afternoon tea for two and tickets to football matches.

“I feel my auction is missing a couple of lots for perhaps a special, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I am making a plea to local companies, experience days, hotels etc to see if we can gain a couple of really great lots.”

To help email Sally at