Sporting legends helped to raise more than £9,000 for the Lord Mayor of Bradford's Appeal at a charity dinner.

The star-studded bash at Valley Parade was in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Bradford's Special Burns Research Unit.

England rugby union fly-half Charlie Hodgson joined cricket legend Fred Trueman OBE, former Bradford Bulls captain Robbie Paul, Bulls assistant coach Steve McNamara, Bradford City FC legends Stuart McCall and John Hendrie, City's veteran striker Dean Windass and former Great Britain rugby league and union star John Bentley at the dinner.

Guests, some of whom paid £1,000 for a table, raised £3,400 in a charity auction. A shirt worn by Charlie Hodgson in England's Six Nations game against Wales, signed by the squad, was bought for £1,200.

The former Bradford Grammar School pupil is a patron of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

A Bradford City shirt signed by Stuart McCall and John Hendrie from Stuart's testimonial fetched £500.

Martin Needs, chief executive of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, said: "It was a fantastic event. My son said he could not believe he was queuing for cheese and biscuits between Robbie Paul and Fred Trueman."

Organiser and volunteer for Yorkshire Air Ambulance Lee Hayes said: "Everything went really well.

"All eight of the sporting legends we'd invited turned up.

"They gave up their time for nothing, and ordinarily for an after dinner speech they would charge £1,000."