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Injured soldier's auction raises more than £10,000

Injured soldier's auction raises more than £10,000

Reporter:

Justin Burns

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Injured soldier's auction raises more than £10,000

A guitar signed by the Gallagher brothers sold for £1,500 at an auction held by an injured soldier to raise cash for charity.

The item was among the 35 lots auctioned by Mark Clyde, of Wolf Lane, at the Windsor Guildhall on Friday to make money for Help for Heroes.

Other top lots grabbing the attention of the 100 people attending the auction including a trainer worn by Usain Bolt that fetched £500 and an original Gina Brown painting that went for £1,500.

The 31-year-old former Coldstream Guards soldier, who was medically discharged from the army on January 12 - raised £10,760 for the injured servicemen charity.

The father-of-two is off to try and summit Africa's highest mountain 19,341ft Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania tomorrow to raise more cash.

He said: "It went really well and it is way more than I ever dreamed of raising and I am absolutely delighted. Auctioneer Charlie Ross was fantastic."

 

Mark Clyde shows off items to be auctioned
Mark has so far raised more than £13,000 for Help for Heroes.

 

Mark is still recovering from injuries suffered while rescuing a stricken fellow comrade in Afghanistan in November 2009 and needed eight operations after Taliban insurgents blew him up.

Visit www.bmycharity.com/markclyde to donate.

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