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Injured war hero to hold auction in aid of charity

Injured war hero to hold auction in aid of charity

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Justin Burns

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Injured war hero to hold auction in aid of charity
Mark Clyde shows off items to be auctioned

A trainer used by the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is among items people can bid for when an injured serviceman raises cash for charity.

Mark Clyde, of Wolf Lane, has organised an auction night at the Windsor Guildhall in the High Street on Friday, February 24 at 6.30pm.

The evening will be run by celebrity auctioneer Charlie Ross, who stars on BBC Two programme Flog It, and all cash made will be given to Help for Heroes.

Also up for grabs will be a pristine guitar used and signed by former Oasis band members including the Gallagher brothers. Other items the Coldstream Guards soldier will sell off include sports and music memorabilia, original artwork, an England signed cricket bat, and tickets for racing at Ascot.

The 31-year-old said: "People have been helping me out and have given me endless stuff - the support has been great."

The father-of-two will also try to summit Africa's highest mountain, 19,341ft Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania from March 1-12 as part of his appeal. Mark hopes to raise up to £10,000 from the auction and said 'his dream' is to make £15,000 in total, including sponsorship from the punishing climb.

He is still recovering from injuries suffered while rescuing a stricken fellow comrade in Afghanistan in November 2009.

Tickets £20, email Mark6629@aol.com or call 07590 540230.

Visit www.bmycharity.com/markclyde to donate.

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