Shipley charity gets Le Tour boost to funds with Froome signed helmet raffle

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A HELMET signed by Tour de France winner Chris Froome is being raffled in a bid to boost the work of a Bradford charity which offers support to those looking after a loved one.

As the countdown to Le Grand Depart gathers pace, the sought-after prize - autographed by the Team Sky rider - will be raising money for Shipley-based Carers' Resource.

Raffle tickets for the eye-catching KASK helmet, which comes with a letter of authenticity, cost £1.

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Froome, who visited the county a few weeks ago to acclimatise himself with the route he will face on Saturday and Sunday, won the Tour de France last year and starts as favourite to notch up a rare double

The charity's events and fundraising co-ordinator Anne Wells said: "This is the biggest sporting weekend that Yorkshire has witnessed. At the end of the race, one lucky person is going to be in possession of a helmet signed by one of the great legends in British cycling - and the perfect souvenir of a memorable occasion.

“All the money we raise will help us to support the county's ever-expanding army of carers."

Raffle tickets are available from the Carers' Resource office at Park View Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, with other locations expected to be added soon. The draw will be on Monday, July 28.

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