Grand Slam rugby ball up for grabs at Lord Mayor's charity auction
A LITTLE bit of Welsh history will be up for grabs to people attending Swansea's Lord Mayor's Charity Dinner and Auction next week.
For a rugby ball signed by the team that clinched Wales' third Grand Slam in eight years is one of the great prizes being auctioned off in aid of the city's two hospitals.
The Lord Mayor of Swansea, Cllr Ioan Richard, is hosting the event at the Liberty Stadium on March 30 and he's delighted by the generosity of the organisations and businesses who are contributing items for auction.
He said: "Saturday's victory over France at the Millennium Stadium was a fantastic moment for Welsh rugby and for Welsh people everywhere. I'm very grateful to the squad for donating the ball which I'm convinced will make whoever bids the most a very proud owner."
It's not the only piece of sporting memorabilia on offer to event ticket holders either as the Premier League Swans' team and the Ospreys have also donated a signed ball each.
On top of that there's a whole range of other items up for auction including bottles of whisky, port, a step ladder, two tickets for an Executive Box at the Swans v Blackburn game in April and dinner for eight at the Mansion House.
Cllr Richard said: "There are still tickets available for the Charity Dinner and Auction and all the money raised will go to the medical wards at Morriston and Singleton hospitals.
"The work the staff do there to support our local communities is wonderful and the money raised from the range of charity events I've been involved in this year will help make a real difference to patients to make their stay in hospital more comfortable."
Tickets for the Charity Dinner and Auction are £36 each and include a four-course dinner, the auction and entertainment.
The event on March 30 begins at 7.30pm for 8pm and tickets can be purchased by contacting the Lord Mayor's office on 01792 637553.
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