An authentic British Lions rugby shirt signed by Welsh legend Phil Bennett will be among an array of items offered at a promise auction organised by the Farmers' Union of Wales' Montgomeryshire branch on Saturday evening (July 3) to show support for the family of a staff member whose daughter is suffering from cancer.
FUW Montgomery area officer Tony Williams' youngest daughter, 31-year-old Sally, is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer and the branch is holding the auction and barbecue at Cefn Coch Inn, Cefn Coch, near Welshpool, at 7.30pm.
Bennett made eight Test appearances for the British Lions during two Southern Hemisphere tours - to South Africa in 1974 and New Zealand in 1977 when he captained the side. His 50-yard try against Pretoria in South Africa was a career highlight.
The successful bidder will receive the shirt together with a Certificate of Authenticity from the British Sports Museum and a photograph of Bennett signing the shirt.
Other desirable auction items are a limited edition Corgi replica of an M E Edwards & Son livestock transporter signed by Richard Edwards, proprietor of the Llanfair Caereinion transport company and a voucher for one person to attend a full falconry day at Mid Wales Falconry.
For details of the other items in the auction contact FUW Montgomeryshire county executive officer Susan Jones on 01686 626889 (office hours) or 01686 688285.