Film and television star Sean Bean hopes he has helped speed up fundraising for a Sheffield charity by donating a 4x4 to be auctioned off.
The Sheffield United fan, who grew up in Handsworth, donated his 1973 Land Rover after the club asked him for a prize for a gala dinner has organised for Weston Park Cancer Hospital.
Sheffield United is hosting the fundraiser at Chatsworth House tomorrow.
The Land Rover, which has been personalised with Sean’s signatures and self-penned Blades motifs, will be auctioned off on the night but bids can be made in advance.
The vehicle is on show at club sponsor John Holland’s prestige car showroom, near Meadowhall.
Sheffield United’s operations director, Dave McCarthy, praised the Game of Thrones, Sharpe and Lord of the Rings star.
He said: “When we made the request to Sean we anticipated getting some signed memorabilia, never did we imagine that Sean would provide his very own Land Rover.
“It is a remarkable gesture by Sean to help us to support a charity where he is a trustee.”
Samantha Kennedy, Charity Director at Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, said: “The event will be a unique dinner held at a stunning venue in the Peak District, bringing together people influential supporters of the club plus some well- known faces. Sheffield United Football Club are valued supporters of the cancer charity’s work and we are incredibly proud to be involved in this joint venture as they pledge their support for years to come.
“We are also very thankful to charity patron, Sean Bean, for donating his Land Rover, which will hopefully raise even more money for such worthy causes across the region.”
Anyone interested in bidding for the Lane Rover should register interest by emailing Mr McCarthy at emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0114 2537200.