01:06AM, Wednesday 30 January 2013
An auction selling memorabilia from the 2012 Olympic Games has already raised £7,940 for the Mayor's Benevolent Fund - and there are still three days to go.
Three hundred items went on eBay before Christmas including bunting, banners and leftover flags from rowing venue Eton Dorney.
The sale was organised by Sue Fox and Sarah Plowman of the Royal Borough's highways and engineering services.
Cllr Simon Dudley, lead member of the council for the 2012 Games, congratulated the women on their 'Olympic efforts'.
He added: "Thanks to people's generosity we have a fantastic sum to hand over to the Mayor’s Benevolent Fund which provides money for residents facing real hardship.
"There is still time to buy and hopefully boost the donation to more than £8,000."
"This donation will make a great deal of difference to borough residents who have hit hard times and deserve a helping hand to see them through."
For more information about the Mayor’s Benevolent Fund email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 796223.