AN Army major from Huddersfield has raised more than £100,000 for charity during his military career.
And Maj Tim Crawshaw's latest fundraising event, a charity auction, generated more than £9,000.
Maj Crawshaw, 40, whose parents, Gordon and Sandra, live in Leymoor Road, Longwood, organised the auction while with the Labour Support Unit in Iraq on Operation Telic.
With his team, he sent out letters for donations and received more than 80 items - including several from the Croppers Arms pub in Marsh, where his aunt, Gillian Saxton, is landlady.
Maj Crawshaw, who trained as a chef in the Army, is known among his friends as "Timmy Car Boot" for the charity car boot sales he has run in Germany and Cyprus.
The latest money raised will go to the forces' Help Germany charity, Cancer and Leukaemia in Children, Cancer Research and a playground for an Iraqi school.
Maj Crawshaw joined the Duke of Wellington's Regiment as a Junior Leader at 16.
He was educated at Golcar Junior and Infant School before the family moved to Scotland.
He is now planning another challenge.
Along with the Labour Support Unit he plans to row, cycle, ski, step and run the equivalent of a journey from Basra to London - but without leaving the gym!
He is married to Karen and has two children, Emma, 17 and Paul, 15.