A RARE ornament has raised hundreds of pounds for a Huddersfield charity.

A couple donated a box of bric-a-brac to Huddersfield Riding For The Disabled Association.

But the box contained a rare 8ins highBeswick shire horse ornament, described as a rocking horse grey.

The selling potential of the little mare was spotted and it eventually sold on Ebay for £622.

The money will be used for the group's work with disabled riders next spring and summer.

One of the group organisers, Elaine Smith, said: "It was a seemingly run-of-the-mill box, but contained a rare ornament that sold for a considerable sum of money.

"The couple gave their blessing for it to be sold and were delighted at the auction price."

The Huddersfield group is based at Low Fold Equestrian Centre in Lepton. It provides lessons to around 50 disabled riders aged from five upwards.

The disabled riders' group is now backing the latest appeal by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - for unwanted bras!

It was chosen by the member who set up the Ebay auction. The air ambulance aims to collect 200,000 bras which will be given to recycling company Tradehouse Elland.

They will be packed and sent overseas where demand for quality, used garments is high. The firm is to give a five-figure sum to the air ambulance .

Anyone wanting to donate a bra for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on behalf of Huddersfield RDA should contact Sue Wrathall on 01484 665812.