Soccer star David Batty's shorts, Coronation Street star Beverley Callard's clothes and a novel signed by author Jeffrey Archer - they're all under the hammer in a celebrity auction in aid of Bradford scouts.

Big names in sports, showbusiness and politics came up trumps when members of Bradford East Venture Scouts decided to raise money for a trip to Iceland. And group leader Mark Stageman said the response has been staggering, with 35 lots supplied.

Among the most prized items offered was a pair of shorts which Leeds United midfielder Batty wore during England's ill-fated World Cup which came to an abrupt end when he missed a penalty in a shoot-out with Argentina.

Tomorrow's auction will include a football signed by the Players' Player of the Year, David Ginola, and the Tottenham Hotspur football team. Former Coronation Street star Beverley Callard, who played Liz MacDonald, has donated one of the outfits which she wore while pulling pints at the Rovers Return.

And footballers David Beckham, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Conservative leader William Hague, former Prime Minister John Major, Michael Parkinson, and Jeffrey Archer all sent something to auction.

Mr Stageman, said: "Gary Lineker sent us a signed script from Football Focus, which he presents, and Richard Wilson, who plays Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, sent us an autographed tie.

"MP Tony Benn even sent us a signed Bill of Parliament, the one for abolishing the House of Lords.

"The response has been absolutely staggering and we've authenticating letters with each lot. We hope to raise £500 but if we could make £1,000 that would be wonderful!"

The 35 lots can be viewed from 2.30pm tomorrow at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Otley Road, Undercliffe, with the auction starting at 3pm.

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