A TEAM GB cycling jersey raises hundreds for a community project
Officials from Shelley Village Hall hosted an auction to boost their funds. The auction, held at the Flying Ferret pub, pedalled up a gear when Yorkshire British Cycling Board member, Jason Metcalfe, on behalf of his firm Hanson Chartered Surveyors, donated an official Team GB cycling jersey. The jersey had been signed by 14 Olympic and Paralympic cyclists at the Manchester Velodrome in the week leading up to the auction.
The celebrity signatures on the front of the shirt include those of Sir Chris Hoy, Laura Trott and local gold medal hero, Ed Clancy – a former member of the Holme Valley Wheelers.
Fierce bidding for the shirt ensued with the jersey eventually going for a record £775, with all profits going to the purchase of the lease of Shelley Village Hall, which it is hoped will be completed shortly.
Mark Hanson of Hanson Chartered Surveyors acted on behalf of Shelley Community Association in the acquisition of the village hall.
Written by Jason Metcalfe.