04:22AM, Tuesday 04 December 2012
A golden chance for people to claim Olympic and Paralympic memorabilia is up for grabs.
The Royal Borough will launch an eBay auction on Thursday with the sale of more than 300 items from the unforgettable summer of sport.
Cash raised will support the Mayor's Benevolent Fund which helps people in the borough in need.
The stockpile of merchandise includes two full-size Wenlock Olympic Games mascots, both up for auction with a starting price of £250. Items from Dorney Lake, flags, bunting, fence and lamppost banners are also available.
Some will be for auction with starting prices at £1 and others offered at fixed 'buy it now' prices.
Cllr Simon Dudley, cabinet member for the 2012 Games, said: "We have experienced one of the most memorable years in the borough’s history. We now have the happy task of finding good homes for all the items we were provided with to decorate roads, parks and car parks.
"While many of the materials have seen ‘Games service’, we also have banners and flags which are still in their original wrappings so there will be something on eBay to suit all pockets."
Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead, Cllr Colin Rayner, said he was delighted the benevolent fund would benefit.
"Winters can be harsh times for our vulnerable residents and the fund is used to support people and families in genuine need and help make things a little easier."
Auction items will be on sale until Sunday, December 16. Buyers will be able to collect their goods from Maidenhead Town Hall.
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