SIGNED sports memorabilia will go under the hammer in support of charity, thanks to a Huddersfield father-of-three with terminal cancer.
Gareth Robinson, of Netherton, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer last year.
But the kind-hearted dad, his family and friends immediately set about organising a Sports for Cancer fundraising event for the Macmillan charity.
The 49-year-old engineer said the charity had helped him and his family through the difficult time and they wanted to give something back.
Thanks to the efforts of family and friends goods up for grabs include signed football shirts from Huddersfield Town, Liverpool, Everton, West Ham, Fulham and Sunderland.
A signed Arsenal team photo will also go under the hammer, as well as signed Leeds Rhinos rugby league items.
Mr Robinsons’s wife, Helen, said: “We are all excited about the night. We have been organising it for such a long time and everyone has been so generous. We can’t wait for it now.
“Gareth is doing OK at the moment. He’s back at work, which is what he wanted to do, and is looking ahead.”
Other items up for auction on the night include a half-hour trip in a light aircraft and tickets to see TV’s Countdown programme being made.
Also, raffle items have been provided by local businesses. Comedian John Gillan will provide the entertainment.
Gareth told the Examiner last December that he wanted to raise money for the charity after being diagnosed. He was told his cancer was inoperable and has since set out to enjoy his remaining time with his family.
The couple’s eldest daughter, Emma, 21, is helping to organise the event with his wife and family friends.
The couple have two other children, Jade and Gareth, who are also doing their bit to help.
The charity night will take place at Netherton Conservative Club on Wednesday, February 27, starting at 7.15pm.