Telford football stars the Bennett brothers back charity auction

By Dayna Farrington | Telford | News | Published:

Football boots signed by Telford footballing brothers Elliot and Kyle Bennett will be up for auction at a Valentine's themed charity ball this weekend.

Elliot Bennett with the signed boots

Elliot, who plays for Blackburn Rovers and Kyle, who has just signed for Bristol Rovers, have donated signed boots to be auctioned for a charity ball.

The auction will be held during The Mad Hatter’s Valentines Ball, which has been organised by Julie Ward, who is hoping to raise £4,000 for Severn Hospice who cared for her father, Peter Ward, who died aged 77, in 2016.

The event is being held at Hadley Park Hotel, Telford, on Saturday – with only one table left available, with tickets costing £40 per person or £350 for a table of 10.

There are a number of items up for auction, including the signed football boots, as well as two tickets to a Blackburn Rovers game. Also up for grabs are a chocolate bouquet by Made For You, a bespoke cake by Crescent Cakes, a gardening voucher from Olives Landscaping, a one-off clutch bag by Buttonbury Crafts, a framed Ironbridge print and a one-off designed teddy bear.

Julie said: "I was thrilled to see Elliot's kind additions to the auction. His fans praised his generosity on Twitter and I hope to do him proud with this lot."

Elliot added: "I am always happy to help in any way I can for local causes that mean so much to people."

All of the items up for auction can be seen on Julie's Twitter page @evmoregirl. Public bids close at 10am on February 17. Those bids will then be the opening bids on the evening.

Tickets for the ball can be reserved by visiting

For more information, call Julie on 07966 520537.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.


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